Lowville Academy and Central School
Athletic Facility Renovation
Year in Showcase: 2012
The renovation of Lowville Academy and Central School's athletic complex represented a substantial component of the school's Bicentennial Project. Four tennis courts were relocated to an alternate area of the campus to accommodate new athletic fields. Adjacent to the tennis courts, a new basketball court with a color-coated playing surface and outdoor play area provide space for additional outdoor school recreational activities, as well as community use.
A major overhaul of the existing baseball and soccer fields was a key element of the redesign. Usage of the area had been restricted to physical education and minimal game play due to poor drainage. New synthetic turf fields improve safety and playability, and feature an underground stormwater management system. All fields meet the standards set forth by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
The overall transformation of the athletic facility and surrounding areas included improvements to and additions of various other features. The primary section of bleachers installed along the multipurpose field offers seating for 1,050 and is positioned for baseball and softball games. The new main bleacher system is rear-loading with accessibility at the top. A series of stairways built into the retaining walls were constructed to allow for spectator and community access to the field at the lower level.
Landscape Architect: Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture; Syracuse, N.Y.
Architect of Record: Mosaic Associates Architects; East Greenbush, N.Y.
Area: 6.75 acres
Construction Cost: $5.5 million
Occupancy: September 2010
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Gared Sports
Bleachers/Grandstands: Southern Bleacher Co.
Field Covers: Fisher Athletic
Football Goal Posts: Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.
Lighting: Universal Sports Lighting Inc.
Modular Dugouts: Sportsfield Specialties Inc.
Scoreboards: Daktronics Inc.
Soccer Goals: Sportsfield Specialties Inc.
Sound System: Brown Sound Equipment Corp.
Sports Surfaces: Fieldturf
Tennis Court Surface: Paul O. Brown Co., Inc.
Track & Field Equipment: Sportsfield Specialties Inc.
Wall and Fence Paddint: Promats Athletics, Inc.
Windscreens: Fisher Athletic