Wight & Company provided both design and construction services for this new 25,000-square-foot, $3 million recreation center. This multipurpose facility completes the master plan at the St. Charles campus of the Glenwood School for Boys.
The new recreation center contains a fieldhouse to accommodate basketball and volleyball competitions, as well CAPACITY1,200COST PER SQ FT$120.00FEATURED IN1999 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYPhysical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers physical-education classes. A stage also is included in the main recreation space for use in graduation ceremonies, school assemblies and theatrical productions. Ancillary functions include a public lobby, student and staff locker rooms, fitness room, health center, dean’s office, laundry and towel distribution, storage, and a canteen/lounge for students and visitors.
The project was completed in a unique architect-led design/build delivery system where Wight & Company acted as both the designer and general contractor. The project was completed ahead of schedule and below the estimated budget. Major building materials/systems included brick masonry and sloped metal roof construction to match other academic buildings on campus. Structured insulation precast panels were chosen for the central fieldhouse enclosure.
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