College Planning & Management

JUN 2013

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education design showcase • K–12 HONOR ABLE M E N TION o u ts ta n d i n g d es i g n + a rc h i t e c t u r e i n ed u c at i o n sidwell friends school WaSHington, d.c. 13 ArCHITECT cannon Design MARK K. ERDLEY, AIA 703.907.2300 prOjECT INfOrMATION COMPLETION DATE Sally Selby Lee Palmer Sept. 2010 GROSS AREA PER STUDENT SITE SIzE 75,000 sq. ft. 125 sq. ft. 15 acres CHIEF ADMINISTRATORS CURRENT ENROLLMENT 750 students CAPACITY 600 students COST PER STUDENT COST PER Sq. FT. TOTAL COST E12 $65,000 $520 $39,000,000 EDUCATION DESIGN SHOWCASE or more than a century, sidwell friends school has provided a coeducational program of academic excellence in a Quaker Day School setting. Home to both a middle school (grades 5-8) and an upper school (grades 9-12), the urban, 14-acre campus possessed limited land for physical education programs and activities. Cannon Design, in conjunction with Kieran Timberlake Associates, was retained to study the overall athletic master plan. With land at a premium, the study explored the feasibility of locating new athletic facilities below grade. Sidwell Friends School subsequently commissioned Cannon Design to design an underground facility, which features a four-court gymnasium with competition courts, retractable bleacher seating for 600, a fitness facility, a wrestling room, coaches' offices, and lockers for students, faculty and officials. Rather than razing existing athletic facilities, as proposed in the feasibility study, the school elected to retain and reuse the structures. Sidwell Friends School will pursue LEED Silver certification for the facility. EDS f

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