The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center

Camden, NJ
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The Salvation Army’s goal was to provide Camden with a state-of-the-art facility that reflects their mission of providing a “beacon of hope” to the local community. Prior to construction, Hunter Roberts removed and disposed of 15 tons of contaminated soil and 80,000 yards of municipal solid waste during remediation at the site, which was the location of the former Harrison Avenue Landfill.

Project features include the Town Plaza, which serves as the gateway to all of the Center’s activities and as a hall for large gatherings; a 200-seat performing arts theater that has a large operable wall allowing for interaction between the Town Plaza and the theater; and the 400-person capacity Worship Center with the adjoining Family Learning and Education Classrooms. Other features on this side of the Center include: a health and wellness clinic, computer and technology lab, early childhood learning center, administration offices, food services / cafeteria, full-service kitchen, counseling offices, client choice food pantry, arts and crafts room, back-of-house facilities, and music room. On the other side of Town Plaza are the physical and recreational activity areas including: basketball courts, locker rooms, aquatics center, senior center, teen center, drop-off babysitting center, cardio / fitness areas, party and team rooms, dance studios, and administrative offices.

The outdoor space includes baseball fields, picnic/playground area, volleyball courts, parking, basketball courts, concession building, soccer fields, maintenance building, and a walking and jogging path.

Environmental Remediation
The Salvation Army
Kitchen & Associates
124,800 SF
Completion Date
September 2014
2016 Distinguished Engineering Award: New Jersey Alliance for Action
Photo / Rendering Credit
AC Photo