Community Centers, Churches, Libraries and Recreation Facilities are what bond communities and families together. These facilities provide places to socialize, worship, exercise and embrace the communities we live in. We have built new community centers for YMCA, Dover Shores, College Park, Boys and Girls Club, as well as various club houses in The Villages. Our recreation experience stems from projects such as City of Orlando Citrus Bowl Expansion, Houston Astros Spring Training Facility and the Softball Training Facility at Merrill Park.
We recognize the importance of these unique facilities and their communities. When designing a community center or church, we take special note of the air quality, humidity levels, interior lighting and site lighting. When we design a recreation facility, we provide due diligence using photometric studies to ensure the comfort of the surrounding neighbors. Libraries and museums require proper humidity control to preserve books, artifacts and artwork, while performing arts facilities require proper acoustics to enhance the experience of a show.
Religious facilities not only have sanctuaries, but they also tend to have learning centers and schools for children. Matern has provided engineering for both religious schools and their sanctuaries. Some of our clients include:
- St. Margaret Mary Church
- St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
- St. Andrew United Methodist Church
- First Baptist Church of Sebring
- Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church
- Church of Annunciation
In addition, we have provided engineering services for the Tupperware Performing Arts Building and Morse Museum in Winter Park, FL. Ninety percent of the education facilities we design include a library and a performing arts area. Some of our larger libraries on education campuses include:
- Indian River State College/FAU Joint-Use Library
- Lake Sumter Community College/UCF Cooper Memorial Library
- Seminole State College/UCF Partnership Building.
- Our other library clients include a temporary Braille Library for Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (St. Augustine, FL), and library systems for Orange, Lake, and Collier Counties.