The architect was commissioned to design a new 17,858-square-foot gymnasium addition in context with the original building the firm designed 25 years before.
The gymnasium has composite concrete insulated tilt-up concrete panels with river rock aggregate on the exterior to match the context of the existing facility. The intention was to coordinate the design to CAPACITY560COST PER SQ FT$156.79FEATURED IN2004 Architectural Portfolio the original facility, which features large dynamic spaces with skylights and clerestory windows.
The gymnasium’s interior design with curves and suspended acoustical panels contrasts and balances the exterior rectilinear volumes. Bold red and white colors were used to balance the warm gray hues of the concrete. The addition enhances the school’s ability to further the athletic program, and hold assemblies, school productions and awards ceremonies.
Athletic dressing rooms for both home and visitor teams were included with locker room storage, shower stalls, fixed and retractable bleacher seating, wood basketball sports flooring and public lobby space with concession service. The lobby also was designed to hold pre-event activities and receptions.