Revitalizing the Downtown Corridor with a New Community Center

Los Banos Community Center

The renovated community center creates a central location where cultural arts, recreation, education, and social interaction can flourish.
In its goal to revitalize its downtown, the City of Los Banos embarked on an ambitious plan to acquire and develop the old railroad right-of-way adjacent to its downtown.
The team collaborated with the City’s community center task force to build consensus on the building’s program for the new 35,000-SF community center. The project includes a multi-purpose gym with a portable stage, a community special events room and an executive meeting room, activity rooms and computer labs for teens and seniors, a dance and yoga studio, children’s daycare and outdoor playing areas, administrative spaces, and kitchen facilities.

Los Banos Community Center from HMC Architects on Vimeo.


  • 35,000 SF
  • Los Banos, CA