Alan Horowitz 'Sixth Man' Center
Philadelphia Youth Basketball | Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Youth Basketball, which connects with youths ages 6-18 through basketball while building general life skills, needed a new home to support their wide range of programs. After years spent studying options and developing concepts for different sites, a generous lead gift is helping to bring their vision to life.
The Alan Horowitz ‘Sixth Man’ Center naturally has basketball at its core, including a 1,200-seat stadium court that can be used for tournament play, but it also has classrooms, a multi-purpose space equipped to foster civic dialogue, and on-site financial planning services. Athletic support facilities include specific support for rehabilitation, health, and wellness in addition to strength and conditioning training. The Philadelphia Basketball Hall of Fame documents the sport’s history in Philadelphia.
It is anticipated that the new center will allow PYB to serve seven times as many young people as they are now. It will also offer employment opportunities to residents of the surrounding North Philadelphia Nicetown neighborhood and include operating space for eight small businesses.
The project is currently in the final stages of design.
Size: 90,000 sf
Budget: $25 million
Architecture, Interior Design, Planning