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Judson Robinson, Sr. Community Center

Posted: October 9, 2019 | Projects

The new 12,800-square-foot Judson Robinson, Sr. Community Center in Houston, Texas includes a gymnasium, large classroom, kitchen, computer room, new playground, football field and an expanded parking lot. The Community Center is LEED certified for its energy and environmental design.

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department worked with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and the Houston Arts Alliance to include civic art as part of the project. Artist Marsha Dorsey-Outlaw worked with the community to create an inspirational mural for the facility’s lobby space.

Judson Robinson, Sr. was a founding member of the Houston Area Urban League. He was the first African-American appointed to the Houston Housing Authority board. His real estate business was the first African-American mortgage company in the state approved by the Federal Housing Administration. His son, Judson Robinson, Jr., was the first African-American elected to Houston City Council. Judson Robinson, Sr. died on May 11, 1986.

Date Bid: Aug 2015
Construction Period: Jul 2016 to May 2018          
Total Square Feet: 11,798
Site: 4.97 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.

Building Sizes: First floor, 11,798; total, 11,798 square feet.  
Building Height: First floor, 35′; total, 35′.  
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. 
Exterior Walls: Masonry, CMU.
Roof: Built-up.
Floors: Concrete. 
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the September/October 2019 issue of DCD