The City of Cypress Community Center located along Orange Avenue at the edge of Oak Knoll park was originally constructed in 1974. The original building included approximately 18,978 square feet of community support spaces including a 3,972 square foot Auditorium with kitchen facilities available for public use, classrooms, dance rooms, arts and crafts rooms and support spaces. In addition the facility serves as the administrative offices for the City’s Recreation and Parks department. The entry to the facility is via an adjacent surface parking lot through a raised plaza courtyard.
The City conducted a needs assessment and determined that the auditorium needed to be expanded to approximately 5,568 square feet. In addition, the facility was in need of a complete interior renovation and modernization of all the interior finishes, doors, hardware, lighting and mechanical systems. The modernization would also include new ADA code compliant restrooms and other miscellaneous code updates through.
As part of these renovations and modernization, several upgrade features were included in the project scope. These include a new entry system to better direct the public to and through the facility, a complete renovation of the entry courtyard and auditorium patio, replacement of perimeter landscaping and the expansion of the existing parking lot by adding an additional 75 cars.
The results will be a facility that will functionally remain intact with the added expansion, code compliant improvements and new entry to better accommodate the needs of the public. New and improved low-maintenance sustainable interior finishes, electrical power, lighting, data telecommunications, audio visual and mechanical systems resulting in greater efficiency for the City and their staff. Expansion and exterior improvements to increase and enhance the parking lot and adjacencies to the park.
"The project team that Griffin assembled to guide this project was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and diligent in all aspects of the project. Not only did Griffin act in the best interest of the City of Cypress from start to finish, they assured a top notch and quality product was delivered on time and within budget." - Laura Detweiler, Director of Recreation and Community Service, City of Cypress
Award: APWA 2007 Project of the Year Award, Parks & Recreation Facilities – Refurbished