Haverford CollegeHaverford, PA 2007
The Gardner Integrated Athletic Center is a modern building informed by traditional elements — gabled roofs, a stone base and the warm tones of stucco walls — in the simple Quaker aesthetic of Haverford College?s oldest north campus buildings.
The facility offers three multiuse NCAA-regulation basketball courts, a fitness center, a fencing venue and a multipurpose room for aerobics, dance and yoga training. Team and individual locker room suites and an expanded athletic training facility also are included. Athletic department offices and a conference room overlook the main lobby and courts.
The large program is housed in discrete, dedicated masses, reducing the collective visual impact. A gabled roof of wood plank and slate shelters a high, glazed lobby, which forms the central circulation spine leading to the arena while connecting all major facility components. The squash courts and spectators? gallery occupy a highly visible wing with its own gabled roof and glazed corridor.
The LEED—-certified building, which integrates renewable and high-recycled-content materials, is constructed of 25 percent fly-ashcontent concrete and precast plank, recycled steel and materials transported from within a 500-mile radius. The site optimizes solar exposure and takes advantage of natural daylight. Hot-watergenerating solar collectors harvest solar energy, supplementing hot water requirements. Water-saving water closets utilize a collection of surface and roof runoff.
Project DetailsArchitect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Philadelphia, Pa.
Construction Cost: $26 million
Square Feet: 100,000
Occupancy: November 2005
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Court Panels/Glass: Anderson Courts and Sports Surfaces Inc.
Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Dryers: American Dryer Corp.
Elliptical Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Flooring: Crossfield Products Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Folding Chairs: Clarin, Div. of Greenwich Industries
Hydrotherapy Tank: Whitehall Manufacturing
Lighting: Ruud Lighting
Lockers: Lyon Workspace Products
Rowers: Concept2 Inc.
Saunas/Whirlpools: Whitehall Manufacturing
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Fair-Play Scoreboards
Scorer's Tables: Power Ad Co.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Santana Products Inc.
Stair Climbers: Cybex International Inc.
Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Surfaces, Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Surfaces, Multipurpose: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports Inc. (Senoh)
Wall Padding: Mancino Manufacturing Co. Inc.