SNELLVILLE, GA — On June 28, 2023, CPL joined local officials and Gwinnett County residents to celebrate the groundbreaking of a highly-anticipated addition to the OneStop Centerville Community Center.
Situated on Bethany Church Road, the campus currently includes a comprehensive senior care center and public library, through which visitors enjoy opportunities to volunteer and participate in a wide array of classes, summer camps, fitness programs and other recreational activities.
However, recognizing service disparities between the Center and other regional OneStop locations, the Board of Commissioners sought to deliver improved offerings for area residents.
Through interactive workshops with the County and other stakeholders, it was determined that CPL would design a multilevel building at the rear of the Center’s library, which will accommodate new community programs with flexible spaces and a combined courtyard and playground. It will also provide scenic lake views and house several area institutions, including the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale (GNR) Health Departments; the View Point Health system; and Ninth District Opportunity’s Head Start early learning program.
Moreover, the central entrance has been thoughtfully designed to connect with a future expansion to the senior center, which will ensure a cohesive experience for all visitors.
“Together with the community, we’ve embarked on a journey to enhance access to public and mental health, family and educational resources,” said CPL Architectural Designer Mark Baumgart, who served as Project Manager. “Residents will no longer have to travel long distances to receive care—instead, the reimagined Center will bring the quality services they deserve right to their doorstep.”
As Architect of Record, CPL provided planning, architectural and engineering services, and will collaborate with Hogan Construction Group (Construction Manager) to construct the project.
Funding for the work comes from a $25 million allocation by the American Rescue Plan Act, supplemented by the County’s initial operations.
The 33,000 sq. ft. facility is expected to open to the public in 2024.
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 500+ person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 20 cities across six states. CPL specializes in the Community, Healthcare, Higher Education, K-12 Education and Transportation market sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients.