Santa Monica, CA
|Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club
JAMS Clubhouse is a part of the John Adams Middle School Campus in Santa Monica. The 5,500 SF Clubhouse is an addition to an existing classroom building. The Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club operates the facility which has three main rooms that surround an outdoor patio: the Social Recreation Room, the Education Center and the Technology/Media Center.
A major design objective was to create a building that added some interest to the campus and was a colorful and playful counterpart to the existing buildings. This was accomplished by creating large volumes with sloped roofs, colorful, exterior plaster facades, and canted columns. On the north and east facades is a random pattern of colors and aluminum windows. The southeast corner of the building is punctuated with corrugated metal panels.
The Clubhouse has several sustainable features. It has a highly reflective roof to minimize heat island effect. It utilized low VOC paints and carpets, bamboo cabinets, and recycled solid composite countertops. Stormwater from the building and immediate surroundings is collected and percolates into the soil below the pervious concrete parking lot. During the construction of the project, more than 75% of the construction and demolition waste was recycled.