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PROJECTS | INSTITUTIONAL | BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ST. HELENA AND CALISTOGA

THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ST. HELENA AND CALISTOGA

This new facility increases the capacity for more children and families, add space for other programs and enhance the club's ability to strengthen existing ones. The building is used during non-club hours by the city of Calistoga parks and recreation department and other community users.

The clubhouse has an indoor–outdoor dining room, a full commercial kitchen — serving full meals or healthy snacks daily — and a learning center. The one-story facility is designed to serve 600 youth members through a wide variety of programming — academic assistance, technology education, the arts, a game room and social recreation at the gym and through sports and fitness activities.

 

The building's exterior facade is covered with a composite material, called öko skin, made of glass fiber-reinforced concrete that is as beautiful as wood and never needs painting or cleaning. Durable furnishings and carpeting, replaceable blue carpet squares, polished concrete floors and solar shades will be featured in the new facility.

Many of the trees were saved at the construction site, providing a teachable lesson in environmental preservation. The natural beauty of the Napa Valley will easily be seen through the many windows that will also allow ample natural daylighting.'We had an arborist, archaeologist and a tribal representative come to the site to help us preserve what is there,' Templeton said. 'Our goal is to create a happy, warm and welcoming place where young people will want to come.

Size                            Cost                            Completed

11, 700 Sq Ft              $10.6 Million             2017

A Gould Evans project, Douglas Thornley Principal in Charge