City of Phoenix Pecos Community Center
Location: Tempe Arizona
Size: 38,869 sf
The Ahwatukee project is a hybrid “mini city hall” that includes a variety of programs and services at one location for City of Phoenix-sponsored services and events from the Parks & Recreation Department, Police Department, Public Works Department, and Human Services.
The 40,000 sf center includes recreational facilities, a senior center, police substation with secured parking, public meeting space and classrooms, office space, kitchen, gymnasium, fitness room, administration area and lobby. A Citizens Service Center provides public access to the City Clerk, the Streets and Transportation Department and the Water Services Department.
The park and aquatic center includes dive and play pool, 15 lighted play fields and sport courts, service buildings, and extensive landscaping.
The design reconciles the variety of existing park programs through four separate entries that link the park and correlating parking lots. The architecture responds to the existing aesthetic through graphic use of integrally colored split-face masonry. Upon entering the facility, the materials become smooth reinforcing a geode-like concept and accentuated by interlocking tensile fabric canopies.