The project consists of the renovation of the Cellar & 1st floor of the Helen Hall Youth Center (a multi-generational community facility that provides daycare, young adult programs, and senior classes) to include a new ADA Accessible main entrance, an enlargement of the main lobby, a new commercial kitchen, refurbished classrooms, and new central air conditioning.
We enlarged the main lobby by creating a new opening to the old east lobby, connecting to it with an ADA ramp, and providing glass partitions for increased daylighting. To further emphasize the connection, a new wood ceiling was provided for both lobbies, and a new terrazzo floor was provided at the east lobby to match the color of the main lobby floor.
The old reception desk was replaced with a larger desk & credenza that is ADA Accessible and more approachable for children. Note the wall-wash lighting that highlights the restored glass mosaic tile, and the restored marble-chip terrazzo floor, both from 1962 and ready for more decades of service.