Farmington High School Gymnasium

Farmington, Missouri

  • FIRM

    Hoener Associates, Inc.


    Farmington R-VII School District

  • AREA

    44,000 sq.ft.





Design team: Hoener Associates, Inc. (Architect): Mark A. Reuther (Project Principal), Wade R. Welch (Project Architect); Toth & Associates, Inc. (Civil & Structural Engineers): Brian Orr (Project Principal); G&W Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection Engineers): Kevin Griesemer (Project Principal)

The Farmington High School gymnasium ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,500COST PER SQ FT$191.00FEATURED IN2018 Architectural Portfolio creates a state-of-the-art facility for the Farmington (Mo.) R-VII School District. The gym includes a court area sized to accommodate varsity basketball, volleyball, and wrestling matches, as well as tournament play. Support spaces include a walking track, varsity locker rooms, concessions, toilets, a hospitality room, and a fitness room. The gymnasium proper has approximately 550 stadium-style seats on a lowered court level, plus about 950 traditional bleacher seats—at court level and on a raised mezzanine level.
In conjunction with the gymnasium addition, a separate music wing addition was built. It houses new band and choir rooms; related support spaces; and student toilets. The addition brings ADA accessibility to a previously inaccessible portion of the existing high school.
Critical challenges of this project included developing and constructing large new building areas within the confines of an existing school campus, while maintaining daily access to kitchen and related service areas. In addition, grade changes made multiple-story construction necessary for the music wing addition.