Glenwood School for Boys, Fieldhouse and Recreation Center

St. Charles, Illinois

  • FIRM

    Wight & Company

  • CLIENT

    Glenwood School for Boys

  • AREA

    265,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $3,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    10/1998

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 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,200COST 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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