Squash, an age-old tradition at the 195-year-old Lawrenceville School, continues to be a popular and competitive sport. This year’s men’s varsity team won the National High School Championships, solidifying its status as the top team in the nation.
With a change in the dimensional requirements of competitive squash courts, The Lawrenceville School found itself with ASSOCIATED FIRMThe Hillier GroupCOST PER SQ FT$219.56FEATURED IN2005 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYPhysical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers facility not in compliance with the national and international community. As a result, the school began fund raising, designing and building a new facility to house one of the finest programs in the nation.
A site was selected adjacent to the Edward J. Lavino Field House. The facility was to complement the Lavino Field House and accommodate the programmatic needs of the increasingly popular sport.
The 19,950-square-foot, three-level facility consists of two courts with dedicated stadium-type seating and eight regular courts with tiered spectator seating, as well as mezzanine seating areas. The building also includes three team locker/changing rooms, an officials’ room and public toilets.
The reconstruction of an adjacent 230-person locker room also was included in the program to accommodate the facility and its association with the fieldhouse.