Simons Rec

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Anthony Bracali ARCHitecture was awarded the commission for improvements to the City of Philadelphia’s third largest recreation center in 2005.  This project was transitioned to Friday Architects/Planners, Inc following our June 2007 merger.

The project includes improvements and upgrades around the entire property.  The scope includes a new concession building, new storage additions, ice rink roof replacement, field improvements and interior lighting and flooring upgrades.

Our design for the new buildings uses the palette of basic geometric forms and bold colors employed by the existing recreation center.  The new concession and field storage buildings are sited to provide a “gateway” entrance to the athletic fields.