Garmann Miller worked with Northwestern Local Schools in 2016 to provide a feasibility study for a new athletic building that would assist them in providing better training and support space for their athletic programs.
One of the biggest challenges for the school district was the proximity of their Junior/Senior High School and Elementary School buildings, which were built as part of the OFCC-funded program completed in 2013, to their athletic fields. It was decided to locate the proposed athletic complex building between the football stadium, the baseball and softball fields and the tennis courts.
Through the feasibility study, it was determined that the proposed building would require public visitor spaces, like concessions and public restrooms, that would serve each of their ball fields. It would also require athletic team-based spaces, like a multi-purpose community room, locker rooms, an athletic training room, coach’s locker rooms and coach’s conference room, plenty of storage, and a multi-purpose athletic room for batting cages, weightlifting equipment, wrestling mats, and space for general instruction and exercise.
A 19,694 sf athletic complex building was built and includes two locker rooms, an athletic training room, two coach’s locker rooms, a coach’s conference room, ample storage rooms, and a multi-purpose athletic room. The multi-purpose athletic room, approximately 6,000 sf, has enough floor area for batting cages, weightlifting equipment, wrestling mats, and space for general instruction and exercise. The building also includes concessions, public restrooms and a ticket booth.