A place for children to learn, play, and grow
Abonmarche provided complete design services for two new facilities for the Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor. The Joel E. Smilow Teen Center opened in June of 2012 and serves teens in grades 9–12. The new, state-of-the-art Teen Center is located across the street from the Benton Harbor High School. Originally planned as a renovation of an existing facility, the generosity of donors enabled a brand new structure to be built to the exact specifications of the organization. The 20,000 sq. ft. facility includes first-class technology and academic support programs, an 8,000 sq. ft. gymnasium with regulation-sized high school basketball court, traditional kitchen/café, a game room with computers, pool tables and ping pong tables and an all-purpose space for performing arts.