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Goodman Community Center Iron Works

Restoring relevance and appeal to an historic community center

A blight to its neighbors, but source of pride to those who worked there and lived nearby, the Historic Kupfer Iron Works building was transformed by EUA designers into the versatile Goodman Community Center. After years of decay, the existing building was completely gutted, stripped of historically incompatible materials and rehabilitated with new building systems.

More than a building, this historic renovation project created a campus by integrating outdoor play spaces, learning gardens and a new gymnasium. A unique gantry crane was preserved at the entry, serving as a reminder of history while also supporting new solar domestic water panels.