Racquet Center, Mills Athletic Center , Millbrook School | Millbrook, New York
Four new squash courts were added to the Mills Athletic Center existing courts. Continuity between the two spaces comes from the echoing of materiality, glass walls with reinforced fins and maple floors, along with an extended viewing balcony that allows for observation of all courts. The addition includes a changing room, an office for the squash director, and a common area that connects the squash courts to the tennis courts. The carefully shaded and modulated south and east facing curtain wall bring the daylighting and views into the common space, and acts as an exterior expression of the interior double height space. Solera Glass, shades and exterior sunshades protect the space from overheating and glare. A viewing area looks down a gentle slope to a platform of four tennis courts, completing the Racquet Center. Other athletic initiatives at Millbrook include the implementation of three playing fields and revamping of turf athletic fields and a softball field.
Size: 15,000 sf of new construction
Budget: $1.7 million