Haverford College

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Haverford College

Haverford, PA 2007

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Philadelphia, Pa.
Construction Cost: $26 million
Square Feet: 100,000
Occupancy: November 2005

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Interkal

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: Mondo

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.

Washers: Maytag