The community never went away, it just needed a little help to get re-energized. The Arlington Hills Community Center was imagined, immensely detailed, and built in an under-served neighborhood in St. Paul Minnesota. The building engineering, landscape and finishes were all build to meet the cities responsible sustainable goals, using Green Globes certification as our guideline. The design concept never strayed from how to best benefit this diverse, culturally rich community.
The interior concept included a library, adult meeting rooms, teen rec and tech meeting rooms and a full basketball court with running track…all community access. The finishes included rapidly renewable materials such as cork and concrete flooring, recycled rubber flooring, Cradle to Cradle carpet and furniture, no-VOC paints, and locally sourced wood paneling from Wood From the Hood, which process fallen Elm trees in the neighborhood from emerald ash beetle damage.