Sidwell Friends School

Washington,

Athletic Center Program Evaluation

Sidwell Friends School contracted B&D in 2007 to review the proposed master plan and program for a new athletic center on its Wisconsin Avenue campus. This review included a schedule analysis, benchmark comparison, tour of existing facilities, and review of design and program documentation developed by the architecture and engineering team to date. Our work culminated in a document outlining the following: independent school athletic program and facility best practices; benchmarking and trends; analysis of existing participation rates; and detailed review of the existing outline program. The document recommended a number of modifications to the athletic center program to meet current demand, expand facilities for existing and future programs, maximize efficiency, and meet the school’s allocated budget. As a result, the school moved forward with implementing the master plan, incorporating our recommended athletic facility improvements.