Exercise Center

American International College | Colaccino center for Health Sciences

The study of Health Science involves a deep understanding of a body’s potential, strength, and movement. The architecture of AIC’s new Health Science building represents these elemental concepts by showcasing the parade of its occupant’s body movement throughout the buildings circulation.

OLD + NEW

The existing building structure was in good condition. The project team felt it was necessary to remove the majority of the existing conditions, with exception of the structural shell, to accommodate the proposed program and aesthetic. This also helped to simplify the renovation and allows the existing building to blend in with new design.

Final Renderings

The existing building facade, primarily brick, was repaired and received cladding around the existing windows to match the detailing of the new building. Inside, large openings were made within the façade of the existing building so that the spaces could be easily intertwined, connected by a grand, interior, court.

MAJOR CHALLENGES

The Design Team was challenged to create a visual impact on State Street while maintaining a tight budget. This was achieved by eliminating interior corridors and focusing the majority of the building circulation to an atrium.

We also were able to create a visual impact by focusing the major design elements toward the front of the building. The design of the back of the building, facing a small parking lot, was limited to simple and inexpensive materials.

Saints Academy | Student Life Center

Beverly, MA

A renovation and expansion to an existing parsonage to accommodate the growth of the Academy with a new athletic facility and a multi-purpose auditorium.  The architectural design for the new addition to include a new gym-natorium, atrium, locker rooms, restrooms, stage, and auxiliary space anticipated for special events or watching athletic events.

The existing parsonage will be renovated to comply with building codes in support of the building addition to include additional classroom and administrative spaces.

Original Flythrough