The Physical Education building was constructed in 1973 and designed by the campus master plan architect, Edward Larrabee Barnes. The building suffered from water infilltration issues at the roof, walls, windows and doors. All of the original windows needed to be replaced with new operable windows, original doors needed replacement, the central skylights also needed to be replaced with new energy efficient glass, and the leaking exterior masonry needed to be repaired to create a water tight, healthy and safe learning environment.
Project Challenges/Highlights This project included the replacement of all the exterior windows and doors, the central skylight, a new roof, extensive masonry repairs, a new accessible front entrance on the 'Great Lawn' side of the building (including direct access to the elevator), as well as new accessible entrances off the rear and north parking areas. The project also explored new lighting in the gym, new skylights over the interior courts for more natural light and energy savings, as well as air conditioning for the gym.
City: Purchase, NY
Architect: KG&D Architects & Engineers