The Cordova Center is an ambitious multi-use community facility combining library, museum, performing arts, meeting space, and municipal offices to service this small fishing community. The 33,000 SF project is located on a formerly-vacant site in the center of Cordova’s Main Street, helping strengthen the city core. The four-story facility provides a critical pedestrian link between the lower working water front and the raised Downtown business district.
The Cordova Center provides an inviting year-round social magnet for the community. The design emphasizes a central multi-level foyer space with sweeping harbor views to provide a community “living room.” The foyer functions as an extension of the meeting spaces and museum to provide a flexible space conferences and overall-flow civic events. The project is LEED-certified, with excellent energy performance, and day lighting to all occupied spaces.
“From the initial interview process, our community knew MRV was a perfect match for our project…Their experience and guidance assisted the community with developing a project to suit our needs and [that] felt like our own.”
-Cathy Sherman, Cordova Center Project Leader