- Design Architect:Clark Nexsen
- Civil And Landscape:CLH Design
- Mep:The Wooten Company
- Structural Engineer:LHC Structural Engineers
- Construction Manager:Barnhill Contracting Company
- Client:City of Raleigh, Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department
- Lead Architect:Donna Francis
- Design Team:Clymer Cease, Jennifer Heintz, Katelyn Ottaway, Albert McDonald, Matt Koonts, Payton Evert, Don Kranbuehl, Maria Rusafova, Cathleen Amalia, Erika Jolleys
- Country:United States
Text description provided by the architects. To serve a rapidly growing area of the city, the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department partnered with Clark Nexsen design the new, health-focused Abbotts Creek Community Center. The healthy living themed facility houses a high bay gymnasium space with supporting classrooms, fitness spaces, and staff space. Complimentary outdoor athletic and fitness spaces are also included.
The bow-trussed gym supports full-size basketball and volleyball courts and offers cross-courts for basketball. Support spaces consist of a multi-purpose room, associated kitchen, storage, office, and classroom to serve tracked-out students who are enrolled in year-round programs in nearby Wake County schools. A studio and fitness center, as well as spaces for staff offices and a lobby, round out the main program elements. The facility also includes shower and locker facilities and is tracking LEED Silver certification.
The construction of the building is a structural steel frame with envelope construction consisting of a ground-face CMU veneer and metal panels. The upper level of the gymnasium has insulated fiberglass sandwich panels with a clear insulated vision glass system. The lobby contains curtain wall construction with perforated metal screening. The building orientation maximizes daylighting on the northern and southern façades.