Kirby Senior Citizens Center
3211 Alan Shepard Dr.
Kirby, Texas 78219
This project is a 3091s.f. building completed by Stephen J. Kramer Architecture + Design for the City of Kirby, Texas. It is one of the few municipal projects completed by our firm. The building itself is a brick structure with a composition shingle roof designed as a community center for the senior citizens in the City of Kirby. It is designed for a site next to a city park so that the elderly users of the center would be close to the young children and parents in the area and not isolated.
The building houses administrative offices, a library, a large activity room, kitchen area, and smaller classrooms and support spaces. It is design to accommodate up to 100 people at a time in an auditorium type setting and approximately 30 to 40 people on a normal day of activity. Because of budget restrictions the project had to be extremely cost effective a large clerestory sky light was deleted from the project. Materials used on the interior of the building were very simple such as vinyl composition tile, vinyl base, painted walls, and suspended acoustical ceilings. The project was completed in the 1991 for approximately $225,000.