02-23 Harman Center


Yakima, WA

The project was initiated when the City of Yakima, Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with a private donor, contracted with Traho Architects to provide full architectural services for the new facility and its related site development.

The 16,000 square foot, single-story Center, with an emphasis on senior programs, houses classrooms for computer, exercise and craft activities; a health clinic area; administrative offices; a divisible public meeting space with a dance floor fronting a trellised patio opening into Gailleon Park; a large commercial kitchen; and a pool room. The lobby includes a coffee bar area with book reading furnishings on one side of the 18' high, see-through masonry fireplace with a social seating area on the other side.

 Harman Center Rear

Private events, as well as ongoing programs such as daily lunches, are hosted year round during both day and evening hours. Interior wood detailing, and a collection of art created by artists whose origins are all within the greater Yakima area, add personality and warmth to this very actively used building.                      


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