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Lubber Run Community Center · Arlington County Parks and Recreation

Renewing a Community Treasure In December 2016, VMDO was selected to begin work on the replacement of the 1950s-era Lubber Run Community Center in Arlington, Virginia. In addition to a new community center building, the project includes new outdoor recreation spaces and amenities as well as underground parking on a 4.5 acre site. The center is located in Lubber Run Park, a precious natural resource in urban Arlington County. Connection to nature and preservation of open space were essential to designing the new building, and as a result, parking and some programs are located underground to allow for increased outdoor amenities at ground level. The process of designing the center highlights the importance of authentic community engagement. Robust local partnerships supported solutions for a sustainable, place-based design that integrates interior and exterior public and programmed spaces.

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Integrating Building and Landscape

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The 50,000 SF facility features multipurpose rooms for recreation programs for all ages, a fitness center with locker rooms, a gymnasium, a preschool program, community meeting rooms, a kitchen, and reception and office space for county wide Parks and Recreation staff. Outdoor recreation spaces include a playground, pickleball and basketball courts, covered gathering spaces, and improvements to site circulation and streetscapes needed to facilitate access to the facility by all modes of transportation. The project seeks to blur the distinction between indoors and outdoors and promote the health and wellness of building occupants. Care was taken to maximize views to the

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outdoors from within, to provide dynamic daylighting to all of the occupied spaces, and encourage occupants to feel connected to the park landscape around them. Featuring net-zero energy design and a landscape-focused approach to the surrounding park, Lubber Run Community Center offers a holistic response to an urban challenge – ultimately creating public space that is greater and greener for residents.

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Entry Courtyard

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Entry and DPR Resource Desk

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DPR Offices

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Gym

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Central Gathering

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Locker Rooms

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Art Multi-Purpose Room

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Kitchen

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Multi-Purpose Rooms

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25 Active Lawn 26 Sports Courts 27 Rain Water Collector 28 Photovoltaic Roof (future)

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Floor + Site Plan Upper Level 1

Fitness

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Corridor

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Service Yard

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Vestibule

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Community Garden

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Gym Track

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Front Porch

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Mother’s Room

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Office

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Break Room

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Floor + Site Plan Lower Level 1

Men’s Locker Rooms

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Promoting Equity, Sustainability, and Health As a LEED For Communities Platinum winner, Arlington County is a sustainability trailblazer – combining forward-thinking environmental goals into its energy-use standards while also balancing issues around livability, diversity, and increasing development. Building on this commitment to sustainability, Lubber Run Community Center was conceived as a zero-energy facility. Site layout, building massing, envelope design, and systems design were driven by the zero-energy goal of maximizing the on-site solar array while optimizing the building’s energy performance. Through thoughtful MEP systems, careful attention to acoustics, and the incorporation of biophilic elements, the building provides a comfortable interior environment with fresh air and abundant, glare-free daylight. In terms of material use, experimentation with a Thermawall system increases the project’s energy performance while decreasing the number of materials. The project also uses a glue-laminated wood structure above grade, which reduces the project’s embodied energy and provides biophilic benefits to building occupants. Trees that were felled during construction were milled and used to clad the primary circulation pathways inside.

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SUSTAINABLE SITE STRATEGIES 1 Stream

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6 Protected mature trees 12 Solar array (via PPA)

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“ There was lots of community involvement and excitement surrounding the new design and plan. Attention was paid to functionality, energy efficiency, sustainability – and great design. This is truly a community project.” J ay F i s e t t e For m e r A r l in gt on C o u nty B o ard C h ai r


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Engaging the Community

Together, Arlington Parks and Recreation and VMDO developed a context-specific community engagement process involving a series of active public workshops that facilitated community feedback in an effort to promote equity, access, public health, and sustainable design. The team applied an empathetic approach to gathering crossgenerational and inter-disciplinary voices that informed the design of numerous blended spaces connected to nature – spaces inside, outside, and thresholds in between, interweaving building and landscape. Through community meetings, online feedback, and on-site engagement, community voices helped inform the initial stages of design. The first meeting focused on understanding the site and neighborhood, spatial characteristics and materials of different program spaces, and community fears and desires for the project. Design drivers were derived from this feedback as well as from existing site features, board directives, and sustainability goals. At subsequent meetings, multiple schemes were presented, evaluated and refined, resulting in a hybrid solution that is integrated into the park while still presenting a strong recognizable presence in the community.


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For more information on Athletic + Community work please contact: Joe Celentano, AIA, LEED AP celentano@vmdo.com Randy Livermon, AIA, LEED AP BD+C livermon@vmdo.com