Ashland Youth Center
San Leandro, CA

This new $25 million, 2-story, Youth Center encompasses 31,500 gross square feet and is the largest youth center built in the country. The Ashland Youth Center (AYC) is part of HCSA's Children & Youth Initiatives' strategy to support the development of youth hubs that offer a continuum of comprehensive support services to youth and their families in key geographic regions in Alameda County. The building which will service young people between the ages of 11 to 24 and includes a digital media room/recording studio, dance studio,fitness center, living room, cafĂ©, game room and teen oriented library.  In addition the facility provides programs for art, culture, education,career guidance along with health and wellness facilities.

Silverman & Light provided the electrical engineering and lighting design criteria for implementation by the  design build electrical contractor. Completed in late 2012, the building is designed to meet at minimum LEED Silver certification.