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Novogratz Center for Athletics, Poly Prep Country Day School

Brooklyn, NY
Construction Cost: $10 Million
Area / Square Feet: 27,900
Occupancy Date: May 2016

The Novogratz Center for Athletics is a multiprogram athletic facility capable of hosting high-profile athletic events. The center includes a dedicated squash facility with four practice courts and two all-glass competition courts; a multipurpose gymnasium with retractable spectator seating configurable for wrestling, basketball and fencing; and a mezzanine level with restroom facilities and office space.

Poly Prep opted to use a pre-engineered steel building system that incorporates forward-looking design elements to both relate to the existing campus and reflect the prestige of Poly Prep’s athletic programs. The new facility is connected to the existing Legacy Gymnasium with elements of old and new coming together in the building’s lobby.

An outdoor staircase on the south side of the building helps to integrate the new and contemporary building into the existing campus. Additionally, an outdoor terrace provides 270-degree views of New York’s iconic Verrazano Bridge and surrounding athletic fields.