Community Center Additions|
Quina Grundhoefer Architects
400 West Romana Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Date Bid: July 2010
Construction Period: Sep 2010 to July 2011
Total Square Feet: 5,200 Site: 1.8 acres.
Number of Buildings: One
Building Size: First floor, 5,200; total, 5,200 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 17’; total, 17’.
Basic Construction Type: Addition/Renovation.
Foundation: Reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior
Walls: CMU, brick, curtain wall. Roof: Membrane. Floors:
Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU.
Structural Engineer: Craft & Webster Structural Engineers - 129
Highpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
General Contractor: Vision Construction Enterprises, Inc. - 2860
West Navy Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32505
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: H.M. Yonge & Associates, Inc. -
401 East Chase Street, #200, Pensacola, FL 32502
Awarded the AIA Northwest Florida 2011 Masonry Award in January 2012,
the Additions to the Cobb Community Center better accommodate its users
and the community.
The additions include two new multi-purpose spaces, a game room, fitness
room and new kitchen. Renovations to the existing building included a
new art room and library, along with some minor improvements to the
The patterned brick exterior walls are highlighted to express a
playfulness and energetic sense of the building function: activities for
all ages and a place for interaction and social gathering. The architect
selected Palmetto Brick in the shades of Palmetto Red, Light Rose, and
Dark Rose to create the pattern. In addition to the unique pattern on
the exterior, the architect carried brick into the interior on the walls
The site was upgraded with additional parking and storm water retention.
Other improvements included landscaping and a new playground, pavilion
and basketball court to complete the addition and renovation.
The Cobb Community Center is an active recreational facility and is an
attraction for not only the neighborhood but also the entire community.
Brick: Palmetto Brick Masonry Contractor: Jenkins Brick & Tile Co.
Carpet: Lees VCT: Mannington
Lighting: Omega, Day-Brite
Windows, Curtain Wall: Kawneer