Greenhill School


Athletic Center FF&E, Program Of Architectural Requirements, And Design Review

In the winter of 1997, after identifying capital funding and undertaking a review of needs, Greenhill School committed to improve and expand its existing athletic facilities. These facilities did not effectively meet student and staff athletic and recreational activity demand, causing limits to participation, practice time, and diversity of offerings. The school retained B&D as a programming and design consultant to Lake/Flato Architects. We identified the preferred building program along with a renovation and addition strategy. Lake/Flato undertook design with our consultation and input with respect to building program, function, and specifications. In a parallel effort, we were retained by the school to specify and budget the required FF&E for the new facility. This work was completed with the delivery of a detailed equipment-purchasing guide to assist the school in its procurement process. Our scope of work included creation of a Program of Architectural Require-ments, consultation through all phases of design, equipment specification and budgeting, and an assessment of the program needs of the school as they related to its needs and mission. The final design resulted in a building with approximately 50,000 gross square feet and a construction cost of $7.5 million. The Phillips Family Athletic Center opened in the fall of 1998.