Beckerman Athletic Center Hamden Hall Country Day School
Beckerman Athletic Center Hamden Hall Country Day SchoolHamden, Conn. 2012
The Beckerman Athletic Center is a comprehensive facility that provides updated fitness and recreational spaces for the entire Hamden Hall Country Day School student population, 50 varsity and subvarsity athletic programs, families, alums, faculty and the community, and also serves as a critical social gathering place. By relocating the facility adjacent to the school's athletic complex and creating a design concept that included all of the program spaces within a one-story building, the architect was able to maximize the budget.
The spacious and airy lobby makes extensive use of birch wood paneling and offers interior glimpses into multiple program spaces, including the natatorium, aerobics room and gymnasium. Multiple windows offer views out to the athletic fields and beyond, while a circular skylight provides natural lighting. All of the facility's program spaces are easily accessible off the circular lobby, and a central "Main Street" corridor runs from the front of the facility to the rear. This design scheme helps control the traffic and circulation flow throughout the facility.
With the addition of the Beckerman Athletic Center to the Hamden Hall campus, school administrators have been able to bring together all of their varsity sports programs in one venue, including the swim team, which was previously using an off-site facility for its practices and meets. The school also can now offer supervised activities in the center during school breaks, as well as open the facility up to the local community for yoga, fitness and dance classes.
Project DetailsArchitect: Stanmar Inc.; Wayland, Mass.
Construction Cost: $12.2 million
Square Feet: 62,700
Occupancy: December 2009
Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding
Bleachers: Sheridan Gymnasium Equipment Ltd.
Bleachers/Grandstands: Sheridan Gymnasium Equipment Ltd.
Chemical Control Systems: PPG Industries
Cleaners/Vacuums: Maytronics US Inc.
Dehumidifiers: PoolPak International
Divider Curtains: Spalding
Diving Boards: Duraflex Int'l Corp.
Filtration Systems: Neptune-Benson Inc,
Floor Covers: Covermaster Inc.
Flooring: Penco Products Inc.
Flooring, Aerobics: Action Floor Systems LLC
Flooring, Fitness Center: Action Floor Systems LLC
Free-Weight Equipment: Action Floor Systems LLC
Gutters: Neptune-Benson Inc.
Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair
Lane Markers: Brock Enterprises
Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products
Lighting: GE Lighting
Multipurpose: Action Floor Systems LLC
Sanitization Systems: PPG Industries
Saunas/Whirlpools: General Partitions Mfg. Co.
Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Nevco Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Inc.
Starting Blocks: Spectrum Aquatics
Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.
Track: Action Floor Systems LLC
Volleyball: Action Floor Systems LLC