The new 53,000sf athletic center creates a fresh face for Hamilton High School athletics. The core element is an arena-style gymnasium that is open to the surrounding corridors. Inspired by original field house designs, the barrel-vault shape picks up on the roof lines that already define the public spaces at the existing high school while creating an easily identifiable entrance. The position of the addition by the athletic fields on the site and parallel to the stadium creates a triangle of venues for varsity events. A new walkway boulevard connects the athletic center with the stadium and provides gathering space.
- A 3,000-seat arena featuring a fitness track and a hall of fame as you near the entrance.
- State-of-the-art weight training facility and locker rooms complete with coaches’ office.
- A windowed connector provides a link from the existing building to the new addition and grants access to the former gymnasium that now serves as the school’s cafeteria.
- The school spirit store supplies athletic wear available to purchase while serving as a business learning experience for students.