Greenfield Gardens Community Center, Greenfield, MA

Greenfield Gardens Community Center, Greenfield, MA

Scope
New construction
4,500 sf

Greenfield Gardens is an affordable apartment community located in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The steep hill that topographically divides Greenfield Gardens became an opportunity for a community building in the hands of our designers. Working closely with the client, Davis Square Architects led an extensive process to understand the needs of residents and to respond to the demands of an unyielding site.

The resulting community center perches on the edge of the hill and then extends downward, linking the two halves of this 202-unit residential development. An open lobby featuring exposed trusses and accent pendant lighting links the spaces and offers a commanding view of the Berkshire Mountains. The lobby also serves as a link to the food bank, computer learning center, and meeting area. A kitchen and playroom facilitate neighborhood functions and provide indoor play space during inclement weather.