Howard Laks Architects

Venice Boys & Girls Club

Venice, California

The Venice Boys and Girls Club is a three-story youth center situated on a narrow urban site along Lincoln Blvd. The 30,000 square foot recreation center includes a high school regulation gymnasium, exercise area, community center, teen and counseling center, food services, art center, administrative offices, and a roof terrace and garden. The introduction of sustainable building materials, bright colors and contrasting textures were used throughout the interiors to create a welcoming and playful space for club members. The center includes one level of below grade parking.