United States Military Academy Preparatory School

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United States Military Academy Preparatory School

West Point, N.Y. 2013

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: EwingCole; Philadelphia, Pa.
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.