Venice Japanese Community Center

Project Type
Planning
Client Type
Nonprofit
Location
Mar Vista, CA

Description

The Venice Japanese Community Center was founded 85 years ago to serve the 35 or so Japanese-American families living in the area. Over the years it evolved from a Japanese language school, to a temporary relocation facility for families returning from WWII internment camps, and to a center to preserve the heritage and perpetuate the Japanese cultural experience. The current membership is over 1,700 families, and a new building is planned to include a social hall, classrooms, meeting and activity spaces.

Venice Japanese Community Center