JLG Architects, which has an office in Alexandria, has been awarded the AIA Minneapolis Merit Award for the 2019 design of Frogtown Community Center in St. Paul.
The $7.3 million Community Center replaced the prior 1970s Scheffer Recreation Center at the corner of Como Avenue and Marion Street. The new facility gives the neighborhood 24,500 square feet of culturally inclusive community, educational, fitness, sports, and activity space.
St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood is home to thousands of first- and second-generation Hmong and East African immigrants.
To create an equitable space that would meet diverse needs, JLG kicked off planning in 2016, engaging members of the Frogtown neighborhood, St. Paul Parks and Recreation, and local artists to advance the design of a multi-generational hub for amenities and wellness-driven recreation.