Bray Architects was asked to compete with several other architectural firms; and then won the commission to design the new Boys and Girls Club of the San Fernando Valley, California. Contemporary design with white stucco walls, black metal window frames, large clear skylights, and a glazed blue ceramic tile roof, helped compose an active, yet, comfortable place for children and adults to gather in for recreational and learning activities.
The Northridge Earthquake on January 17, 1994, displaced thousands of people, leaving many homeless. The Boys and Girls Club of the San Fernando Valley was selected and used by FEMA, as the local FEMA Headquarters. This building by Bray Architects was also used to house hundreds of people that were displaced from their homes by the earthquake.
The Boys and Girls Club of the San Fernando Valley by Bray Architects, proved that well-designed Architecture can help people in many different, important ways.