Campus Athletics Plan & Housing Study
St. Andrew’s School | Middletown, Delaware
Saint Andrews Housing Plan
St. Andrew’s School, a co-educational boarding and day school, needed a comprehensive campus plan to address their student and faculty housing in ways which would enable them to support an increase in enrollment as well as student gender parity. Additionally, they wanted as many faculty as possible to reside on campus to promote a collegiate environment and lower the student/faculty ratios in the dorms. VMA completed a plan to renovate and upgrade nearly every dormitory on campus.
We began by taking inventory of girls and boys housing, measuring the size and occupancy of each hall to determine faculty oversight needs. A similar inventory of faculty housing followed to identify overburdened or underused units. These investigations helped inform the number and size of additional units that would be needed to meet the School’s increasing demand; by looking critically at utilization efficiency, VMA saved the school from the possible construction of an entirely new dormitory. Responding to the collected data, VMA proposed six phases of construction with the goal of increasing enrollment immediately – while still allowing dorms in need of renovation to be removed from commission.
Saint Andrews Sustainable Athletics Master Plan
We developed a campus-wide study of the school’s sports facilities that would help them achieve their goal of enabling all students to participate in athletics without compromising their rigorous academic schedules. A fundamental component of the plan was to envision projects that would be the most environmentally responsible, in keeping with their strong institutional commitment to ecological stewardship.
Following intensive program analysis, VMA developed a phased multi-year plan to guide the evolution of their athletic facilities that was centered on a large new field house with multiple courts and amenities like a fitness center and physical rehabilitation office. The plan also called for new tennis courts and two new playing fields.
Size: 125,000 sf
Budget: $28 million