West Sacramento, CA

Originally conceived as a senior center, the program for the West Sacramento Community Center evolved after a citywide needs assessment by Group 4 revealed a demand for multigenerational programs focused on the cultural arts. The center serves the full generational spectrum from Early Childhood Recreation rooms and play yard to a senior lounge, and including a “storefront” art gallery, café, and a large multipurpose event space. A black box theater – featuring state-of-the-art lighting, rigging, and sound systems, catwalks, and lighting/sound control room – has become a regular performance venue.

The center is an important element of the civic center master plan in West Sacramento, which focuses on creating a strong and vital corridor that promotes a healthy pedestrian environment. The master plan for the community center site was developed in conjunction with the Los Rios Community College District as well as with Yolo County, which operates a public library on the adjacent site.


  • Client: City of West Sacramento
  • Scope: New community center + black box theater
  • Status: Complete
  • Photography: Cesar Rubio


  • Award of Excellence – California Park & Recreation Society
  • Project of the Year – APWA Sacramento
  • Honorable Mention – ed+c Excellence in Design Award
  • LEED-NC Gold

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