Architects: Heidi Hefferlin, Principal
Photography: Sarah Dorio
The Avondale Youth and Development Center anchors the corner of Dotson and Wilcox. It will be a resource for the Community for recreation, youth development, workforce training, senior activities, and library services, including early childhood learning programs. The goal for the Avondale Youth and Development Center is to be a unique, modern, lasting catalyst and a model for future economic development in our Chattanooga community.
The site is designed as a campus, including
2 baseball fields, a basketball court, a tennis court, an artificial turf field for various sports, 97 parking spaces, multiple greenspaces for play, and a playground with adjoining pavilion providing shade for parents and a gathering place for picnics and barbecues. Special attention has been paid to the landscape
design, with trails and walks weaving around
and through the property, encouraging
strolling to running with trees being the thread that binds the design together.
The designed building has a community center, gym with locker rooms, dance room, library, classrooms, a computer/tech space, and a teen lounge.