Harrington-McLaughlin Athletic Facility
Old Trail School
Hasenstab Architects provided architectural, interior and structural design services for a 20,783 square foot, two-story athletic facility addition at Old Trail School. This project included both new construction and renovation.
The new athletic facility replaced the school’s aging gymnasium. Field house space for two full-sized basketball courts is housed on the first floor, as well as a fitness room, gym storage, toilet facilities and locker rooms. The basketball courts were designed to accommodate multiple functions – such as volleyball, tennis, badminton and gymnastic events – and can be divided to accommodate two concurrent activities or opened up for one larger event/activity. The second floor includes physical education office space, storage and a 1,860 square foot multipurpose space which can be divided into two equal spaces.
The athletic facility is connected to the school’s existing buildings, creating a direct entrance for students, staff and visitors. The second floor includes a main lobby entry with a linked corridor to neighboring Firestone Hall, where visitors can overlook the field house floor through glass panels.
Supporting Old Trail School’s green initiatives, a number of sustainable features were incorporated into the building design – including daylighting, a lighting control system, low-volume toilet fixtures, automatic water fixtures and a low-energy-use electric traction elevator system.
Technology systems include instructor voice enhancement, computer networking and preparations for future interactive whiteboards and video systems.