Projects completed while Principals at NTD Architects
The Truckee Recreation Center serves the greater Truckee community. It’s a year-round facility with heaviest use in the winter months when local residents can experience cabin fever. The lobby and grand circulation element evoke a feeling of walking through a forest with filtered glimpses of sunlight and distant views. The clerestory windows and ample northern windows control day lighting and frame views. The circulation spine also serves as a community gathering area where special functions such as art exhibits and community events take place. The special-use areas include multi-use gymnasium with elevated running track, climbing wall, community meeting rooms, day care facility, and Park District administrative center. The architectural solution is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional heavy-timber Sierra architecture.