United States Military Academy Preparatory School
United States Military Academy Preparatory SchoolWest Point, N.Y.
The United States Military Academy Preparatory School is a one-year program for USMA candidates who need additional instruction in order to meet academic performance criteria. The mission of USMAPS is to provide focused academic, military and physical instruction in a moral and ethical environment — preparing, motivating and inspiring candidates for success.
In order to support and enhance this mission, developing a design solution that leveraged both the natural opportunities of the site and the school’s location within the historic grounds of the USMA was a major priority. The site was an old landfill; buildings were positioned off the landfill and down the mountainside, creating a dramatic setting appropriate to the academy, as well as a natural backdrop for three outdoor synthetic turf athletic fields. Each building, with the exception of the indoor field, has a lobby space that signifies arrival.
The athletic facility has an additional entrance, which offers views into a public corridor that can serve as a memorial hall and provide visual continuity into the multipurpose room, gymnasium and cardio workout area. The facility also is on track to meet or exceed LEED Gold certification.
Project DetailsArchitect: EwingCole; Philadelphia, Pa.
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: STV Group; New York, N.Y.
Construction Cost: $98 million
Square Feet: 255,000
Occupancy: December 2011
Basketball Flooring: Connor Sports
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding
Floor Covers: Resilite Sports Products Inc.
Hydrotherapy Tanks: Grimm Scientific
Multipurpose Flooring: Connor Sports
Scoreboards: Daktronics Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Sound Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Volleyball Flooring: Connor Sports
Wall Padding: Resilite Sports Products Inc.