Podesto Impact Teen Center


Project Highlights

Client: City of Stockton
Location: Stockton, California
18,000 Square Feet
AIA, Sierra Valley: Honor Award for Excellence Design
California Parks and Recreation Society: Award of Achievement for Facility Design

Project Overview

When the City wanted to create a teen center, they came to LDA. Utilizing a closed 18,000 SF 1940’s era bowling alley as the new home for the facility, LDA transformed this building, in severe disrepair, into a new teen center. This included keeping the original art deco style building intact while creating a unique spot for teens. The refurbished facility includes four refurbished bowling lanes, basketball court, stage for music events, computer labs, classrooms and areas to host after-school activities.
In order to make this teen center a success for the City, LDA worked with the Youth Advisory Commission and held numerous teen workshops and idea forums. LDA interviewed youth groups locally and from the surrounding area to fully engage the teen community, understand their needs for the facility and ‘pre-sell’ the facility to the local teen population.