Rancho Santa Margarita Community Center
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Housed in a single building with two wings, the community center and the city hall are joined by an atrium that is open to the sky. Traditional Spanish architectural elements are implemented, including a bell tower adjacent to the council chambers, which signifies a “call to meeting” for the community. The 25,000-square-foot inter-generational community center houses large and small meeting rooms, computer learning labs and areas for seniors and youth. The city hall is home to all city offices, as well as a multipurpose council chambers. The complex is adjacent to a central park, a library and retail/entertainment areas.