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January 16, 2014

Hamilton High Athletic Center Featured in Architectural Portfolio

HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC CENTER, HAMILTON, OHIO FEATURED IN ARCHITECTURAL PORTFOLIO HONORING EDUCATION DESIGN EXCELLENCE

(Cincinnati, OH) – SHP Leading Design announces that Hamilton High School Athletic Center in Hamilton, Ohio has been selected for publication in Penton Media’s American School & University 2013 Architectural Portfolio.  The project is featured in the November 2013 edition of the magazine and also on the Web at www.SchoolDesigns.com.  An annual competition honoring education design excellence, the Architectural Portfolio spotlights projects representing today’s most effective learning environments.

The new athletic center creates a new face for Hamilton High School athletics.  The core element is an arena-style gymnasium that is open to the surrounding corridors.  Harkening back to original fieldhouse designs, the barrel-vault shape picks up on the rooflines that already define the public spaces at both the existing high school while creating an easily identifiable entrance.  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 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.

More on the Hamilton High School Athletic Center can be found here.

 

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