Belmont Day School Barn
The Barn was conceived as part of a strategic campus vision plan that Utile developed for The Belmont Day School. It houses a large indoor flexible athletics field house with a two-story head house containing four workshop-style classroom spaces, offices, and locker rooms. The field house is sized for two side-by-side dual use basketball and tennis courts with multiple garage doors that open out to two outdoor tennis courts. These doors, along with operable clerestory windows, allow for passive cooling solution for the space.
The siting and composition of the 30,000 square foot barn is carefully considered to complement the form and scale of the existing campus. For economy, the field house will be constructed as an engineered steel building with an insulated corrugated metal wall system. The design embraces this corrugated metal building cladding for the head house, with a playful composition of window openings that give each of the four identically-sized classrooms a unique character.