St. John's Preparatory School, Wellness Center

Danvers, Massachusetts

  • FIRM

    Flansburgh Architects


    St. John's Preparatory School

  • AREA

    78,000 sq.ft.





Associated Firms: Hancock Associates, Brown and Sardina, LeMessurier Consultants, BALA/TMP, Metro-Swift Sprinkler Corporation, Edvance

Design team: Kent Kovacs (Principal-in-Charge); Bill Beatrice (Project Manager); Joe Marshall (Project Architect)

Sited on the northern edge of the main campus, the Wellness Center is a key element in St. John’s Prep’s ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$320.00FEATURED IN2018 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities to wellness, which includes physical, social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual development. It recognizes the role individuals play in contributing to the health and well-being of others.
The facility brings the school’s wellness and athletic programs together in one comprehensive facility that is used by the entire St. John’s community. The building houses a 8,000-square-foot pool house with an eight-lane indoor pool, a 30,000-square-foot field house with an indoor track, elevated track, fitness space, locker rooms, gallery space, a meditation room, two multipurpose rooms, and offices for wellness and athletic staff.
Jim O’Leary, the athletic director of the school, spoke fondly of the new Wellness Center: “Now we have this showcase that embodies what we really want to accomplish here [at St. John’s].” The design team from Flansburgh Architects, in O’Leary’s opinion, “understood who we are as a community and school, and where we wanted to go.”