Eastland High School, Gym Addition and Renovation

Lanark, Illinois

The architect worked with the district on this project, which added physical-education and athletic space to the north end of the existing high school. The addition is framed on the east by the district’s bus garage, on the north by a baseball field, and on the west by School Drive.

The 36,345-square-foot addition includes ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,577COST PER SQ FT$183.38FEATURED IN2012 Architectural Portfolio two-station competition gymnasium with bleacher seating for 1,400 on four sides; four locker rooms— two physical education and two team; a 3,100-square-foot fitness center to house weight and cardio equipment, shared indoor/outdoor lobby that enables access to toilet rooms for events in the gymnasium, as well as football and baseball games; health/physical education/community classroom; and ample storage for physical education, athletics and outdoor programs.

The renovation of the existing high school includes conversion of the existing weightroom/fitness center to an agriculture classroom; renovation of an existing classroom to a wood-finishing room; an adaptation of the existing gymnasium to better support the performing arts; and HVAC improvements in the technology-education area.