Pennridge Community Center
Silverdale, PA

The single-story 10,000 sf building, a traditional fieldstone and stucco barn like structure, comfortably sits within the rural agricultural landscape of the neighboring farm buildings of Hilltown.

One arrives to the facility through the porte-cochere. Attached to the porte-cochere is the transverse structure of the main barn building. The major structure houses all of the public spaces of the center; the lobby, the assembly hall, and the dining hall; as well as all service spaces. The lobby functions as the center’s living room, where seniors can gather, lounge, and socialize throughout the day. The assembly hall seats 220 at tables and chairs and features timber frame wood trusses and a dance floor. A smaller dining hall seats approximately 75 for daily lunches in a more intimate setting with direct accessibility to the assembly hall. Both the assembly hall and dining hall are served by the full-service commercial kitchen and pantry.

Perpendicular to the main barn building, an attached secondary building houses all of the privacies of the center; Offices, a computer lab, and a few steps beyond are the activity rooms for arts and crafts, ceramics, quilting, and the men’s favorite – billiards.

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