Balian Architects Inc

Balian Architects Inc

Los Angeles, CA


GOALS Soccer Center - Pomona

GOALS, a developer and operator of state of the art “small-sided” soccer facilities is expanding their pay-to-play soccer venues to locations throughout California. Balian Architects designed the prototype for the California GOALS Centre pavilion, and are facilitating the state-wide rollout of the new soccer centers.

The pavilion design is an efficient and compact envelope with a celebrated interior thoroughfare that bisects the plan, separating the private and public functions. The experience of passage from the street-side entry doors to the back entry towards the fields is the symbolic progression of the typical school child or unassuming adult into a competitive and unyielding hot-blooded soccer player.

The exterior design of the pavilion  is activated with channel reveals,  asymmetrical windows, and accent colors at the entry door to invoke excitement akin to the excitement of arriving at a grand stadium.

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Status: Built
Location: Pomona, CA, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits:
Owner: GOALS Soccer Centres
Project Manager: Silva Zeneian
Structural: Miyamoto International, Inc.
ME&P & T24 Energy: Shamim Engineering Consult., Inc.
Civil, Survey, & Soils: Brandow & Johnston, Inc.
Landscape & Irrigation: Land Images
Fire Alarm & Sprinklers: Harrington Group
CASp: Atlas Civil Design, Inc.
Lighting: Turtle & Hughes