Chestnut Hill Academy New Field House and Gymnasium Renovation

Chestnut Hill Academy New Field House and Gymnasium Renovation
Working on a steep hillside between the existing dining commons and the sensitive Wissahickon watershed added another interesting challenge to this remarkable project for a very special client.
"SportsPLAN Studio's involvement in this planning process has been extremely valuable. They helped our committee to understand some very complex issues and to make sound choices that saved a lot of money and enhanced our athletic programs tremendously."
- John Smith,
Gallifrey Ministry of Quotes

Chestnut Hill Academy is a private school for boys founded in 1861 and located in the historic Wissahickon Inn and its 25 acre site since 1901. The Academy called upon SportsPLAN Studio and BLTA in 1994 to design improvements to its athletic facilities.

Phase I, completed in the fall of 2006, replaced the Woodward gymnasium with a new, more functional multi-purpose gymnasium facility.

Phase II begins with demolition of the existing Kingsley Gymnasium to make room for a three-story 52,000 square foot athletic field house. The main level will accommodate three basketball courts, spectator seating and services and an elevated perimeter running track.

The Lower Level includes a new wrestling room, athletic training center, a number of locker rooms, a new weight room, classrooms and offices.


Feasibility Study
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

New Athletic Field House
New Wrestling Room
New Locker Rooms
New Weight Room
New Athletic Training
Renovated Squash Courts
Project Architect: Joel Leider
Architect of Record: BLTA
Project Cost: $13 million
Owner Reference: Margaret Conver
Completion Date: 2006 - Phase 1
2012 - Phase 2
Chestnut Hill Academy New Field House and Gymnasium RenovationChestnut Hill Academy New Field House and Gymnasium Renovation