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AMENITY SPACE

Baptist Community Services Community Center AMARILLO, TEXAS
Submitted by: Pi Architects AUSTIN, TEXAS

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Project category: Unbuilt/conceptual
Chief administrator: Steve Dalrymple, president and CEO, and Robert
Smith, vice president
Firm: Pi Architects, www.piarch.com
Design team: Greg Hunteman, principal architect; Mark Warrick, principal architect; Nicole Thompson, studio leader; Charla Goss, interior
designer; Bryan Warne, landscape architect
Photography: ©2020 Pi Architects
Resident/client capacity: 1,200 members of the community
Total building area (sq. ft.): 8,350 (new); 26,470 (renovation)
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $300 (new); $192 (renovation)
Total construction cost (excluding land): $2,500,000 (new);
$6,700,000 (renovation)
Completion: March 2021
The Community Center represents the final phase of an eightyear master plan for the Baptist
Community Services (BCS)
Campus in Amarillo. The Center
lies at the heart of the Campus,
connecting a newly renovated Independent Living tower and a repositioned and expanded Assisted
Living. The Center is designed to
host major community events for
the residents of Amarillo and as
a gathering place for all of BCS's
residents.
Connecting residents to the
outdoors in the extreme climate

of the Texas Panhandle created
a unique opportunity for the
development team. A beautifully
designed conservatory allows
residents to experience nature
from indoors as they enjoy a cup
of coffee or a nutritious meal from
the adjacent Café, while relaxing under soft sunlight filtered
through a canopy of trees.
When developing the program,
the team leveraged wellness
throughout the design, including
innovative outdoor programming
as illustrated in the Central Plaza,
Wellness Courtyard, and Prayer
Gardens.
The Center provides residents
and families a full complement of
wellness amenities, not only in the
outdoors, but also with a host of
spaces designed to provide purpose and healthy living. Residents
enjoy exercising at the fitness
center, grabbing a healthy snack
or meal at the Café or Bistro Restaurant, finding spiritual renewal,
or taking advantage of a variety of
artistic and educational classes.
The Center builds resident
wellness and connection. Here,
residents experience a unified
culture, strengthen their mind
and body, relax and socialize,
learn and grow, and feel enabled
to participate in the unique
community Baptist Community
Services offers.
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