East Park Community Center

Client: City of Nashville
Location: Nashville, Tennessee (map / street view)
Completion: 2007

Work completed while at Everton Oglesby Architects.

Located on a 10-acre urban city block in the heart of an historic East Nashville neighborhood, the East Park Community Center serves as a gateway to this distinct and diverse neighborhood. The building houses an indoor pool, gymnasium, community meeting rooms, and spaces for ceramics, performing and fine arts, fitness and aerobics. There is also a walking/jogging track located on the second level around the gymnasium and fitness spaces below.

Brandon Young was selected to develop the primary building signage, including a “supergraphic” for the large glass curtain wall facing Woodland Street. Using rectangular shapes and the word “east”, the glass was etched to achieve varying levels of opacity – more translucent at the bottom (where the fitness spaces are located) for privacy, and transparent at the top. The entrance signage is integrated well with the canopy’s architectural elements and corresponds with the curtain wall supergraphic.