Cambridge, MA – HMFH Architects announced the Cambridge War Memorial Recreation Center renovation for the City of Cambridge was honored with a performance award from AGC of Massachusetts in the 2009 Build New England Awards.
Sponsored by AGC of Massachusetts, the competitive juried awards program is notable for its recognition of the constructor, owner and primary designer and the important role that each play in delivering successful projects.
The Cambridge War Memorial Building Renovation project in Cambridge consisted of a complete “gut” renovation of an existing, three-story 150,000sf building located at the city’s public high school. Although the building was partially unoccupied during the construction period, the project was under strong pressure to meet aggressive completion times so the adjacent Cambridge Rindge and Latin School could re-occupy their newly renovated facility. With its attached swimming pool and field house, the War Memorial Recreation Center serves 2,000 students daily and functions as Cambridge’s central community athletic facility.
The recreation center includes three pools, a gymnasium with basketball and volleyball courts, a state-of-the-art fitness room, a multipurpose room and separate locker room facilities for school and public use. An adjacent field house contains courts and an indoor running track.