Athletic Facilities & Playing Fields
Mount Saint Joseph Academy | Flourtown, PA
After Mount Saint Joseph Academy identified a need for improved and expanded facilities for arts education and athletics, VMA completed a feasibility study that addressed how to efficiently achieve these enhancements before working with the school on its implementation.
The athletics addition included a fitness center, training room with whirlpool tub, and locker rooms for refs and coaches at the gym floor level. The second floor accommodated a new student locker room ringed by windows (at eye level to maintain privacy) and with light wood cubbies spaced to provide ample changing and aisle space. A dedicated health classroom was also added. Mechanical systems in the main gymnasium were replaced and upgraded.
Outside, new softball and lacrosse fields were created in addition to a new Olympic-caliber track that surrounds an additional soccer field. These fields now form the landscape of the school’s main entrance and, as the school’s colors are purple and yellow, the surroundings were planted with forsythia and periwinkle. New bleachers were set into a sloped bank so as not to obscure view of the track from upper campus.
Size: 8500 sf (arts and athletics)
Athletic fields: 6 acres
Budget: $1.8 million (arts and athletics)