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Buyers Guide: S3 Design Inc.

S3 Design Inc.
150 Wood Road
Suite 1000
Braintree, MA 02184

Phone: (781) 848-8804

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S3 Design is dedicated to planning, architecture and interior design for sports, recreation, and fitness facilities. Whether master planning, new construction or renovation, we will work together with all project stakeholders to guide our clients to exceptional outcomes that achieve their aspirations.  

S3 brings the technical knowledge of specific issues related to the planning, programming and design of all its projects. While it is essential to execute the technical aspects of sports/fitness design, our firm's true passion is rooted in the creation of an engaging experience for all. We firmly believe that successful projects harness the spirit of the place. Our design process develops unique solutions for each client’s needs. Taking a project beyond expectations depends on a keen understanding of our clients’ goals and aspirations to result in a facility that is unique to them.

See projects from this firm that have been featured in the Architectural Showcase:

Boston College – Varsity Locker Room Renovations

Chestnut Hill, MA

S3 Design redesigned locker rooms for Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey. The renovations reorganized and expanded the locker rooms to provide a team lounge, team locker/meeting room, saunas, and coaches' offices. Enhancing player motivation and recruitment were goals of the design leading to highly customized lockers, illuminated logos and graphics highlighting the program’s history.

Cost: $1,006,492
SqFt: 3,800

Stetson University – Edmunds Center Feasibility Study

Deland, FL

This study examined renovating and expanding the Edmunds Center to upgrade the facility to reflect the university’s athletic traditions, and provide a better venue for basketball and volleyball. The recommendations maximized the existing building aspects with selective additions to create a collegiate spectator experience from entry, ticketing, branding, views, spectator sequence and flow to concessions, restrooms, and acoustics.

Cost: Confidential

University of Rhode Island -
Anna Fascitelli Fitness + Wellness Center

Kingston, RI

This project is an adaptive re-use of a mid-century modern dining hall re-imagined and refreshed to transform it into a Wellness Center. The cantilevered entrance and new glass volumes update the building image to provide a welcoming and open environment that promotes the programs within to the campus community.  The building received the Gold Design Award from Rhode Island Monthly in 2015. It also achieved LEED-Gold certification.

Associate Architect: Kite Architects

Cost: $9,585,000
SqFt: 21,000

University of Rochester – Fauver Stadium Renovations and Stadium Housing Feasibility Study

Rochester, NY

S3 Design worked with the University of Rochester on a planning and feasibility study to improve the historic Fauver Stadium.  S3 Design then worked with Rochester to implement the first phase of the plan which included a new press box and concourse renovation.  In collaboration with Ayers Saint Gross Architects, S3 continued to work on the second phase providing bridging documents for a hybrid building containing student life, student housing, and an athletics locker room and training facility.

Cost: Confidential