The original building was built in the 1900s as a summer cottage for Andrew Carnegie. A renovation was later designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern which reconfigured the interior layout to better serve the community as a central structure to service a gym, tennis courts & a local gathering area. Although historic in origin, a series of renovations over the decades have stripped away most of the historically relevant details and function is limited by outdated facilities and prohibitive costs associated with bringing the building to code. RAC presented an inviting transitional design for a new Carnegie Center that contributes aesthetically to the community and offers flexible spaces that suit a wider array of programs and events. RAC continues to counsel the association and appropriate boards who are considering their options and the associated costs/implications of each.