Morgan Family Community Center

Northport, FL

The Story

This new 33,300 sf Recreation Center on 42 acres in North Port targets youth activities but was designed with a multi-use facility concept to meet the interests of the entire community.

The concept was to bring the outside park setting inside within a mid-century modern architecture vocabulary of large, glazed wall areas, organic curved surfaces, natural stone both inside and out, and expansive covered and uncovered exterior program areas.

Featured amenities are an expanded gymnasium with 6 basketball backboards, fitness center, dance room, teen lunge, multipurpose room, game room, arts and crafts room, meeting space and outdoor social areas. Substantial time was spent obtaining input from the community, the staff, and the City Commission during the programming and conceptual design phases.