Levy Senior and Community Center

ARCHITECT: Ross Barney+Jankowski, Inc.

LOCATION: Evanston, IL

This 23,000 sq. ft. senior center, field house and recreation facility is a showcase for natural lighting and passive solar control. Glass enclosed pavilions contain dance and art classrooms. A translucent fiberglass skin allows diffused light to enter the main multipurpose room, which features a full professional stage. Sweeping roofs and wood wall shutters protect occupants from glare and the heat of direct sun radiation. The interior courtyard provides additional activity space for the Senior Center program. This flexible building allows the entire site to grow beyond the immediate needs of the Senior Center toward an ultimate vision of a centralized recreation and community facility for all citizens of Evanston.