Community & Non-Profit

Queens Community House

Forest Hills Community Center


Project Details


26,000 SF




Cameron Engineering MEP Eng.

Silman Structural Eng.

Zerolux Lighting Design

VDA Vertical Transp.

RPO Code & expediting

Urban Projects Collabrative Owners Rep.

Gilbane Bldg. Co. Gen. Contr.

Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-site, multi-service non-profit that serves many diverse Queens neighborhoods. Their core programs are housed at the Forest Hills Community Center located at the center of the Kew Gardens neighborhood in a building that is outdated and in need of redefinition. Initializing a redesign of the 19,000sf ( + 7,000sf access/garden) center, MAD developed the building which will receive an improved layout complemented by new infrastructure, an ADA elevator and complete upgrades to its exterior envelope and surrounding areas.

New exterior elements and revised building openings will now allow the organization’s mission to be more deliberately visible with iconic features that have been proposed as part of the complete renovation. Previously grated facades have been converted into neighborhood beacons with new windows promoting color and light. The renovated center invites the entire community to enjoy its vast number of programs that provide resources to support the community’s housing, health, employment, education, and well-being. Work is currently finalizing Phase Two of construction and slated for completion in Spring 2024.

Project Updates

May 10, 2024

Yesterday evening, we celebrated with our client, Queens Community House at the ribbon-cutting for the Forest Hills Community Center. We fully renovated this 1970's building in...

Oct 27, 2022

Proudly sharing a copy of our Client’s newsletter (Queens Community House) that quotes Speaker Nancy Pelosi, referring to our recently completed Forest Hills Community Center as...

Jul 23, 2021

MAD just attended the symbolic groundbreaking at the site of our project in Forest Hills, Queens. The Queens Community house is a community center for people of all ages, and th...

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