madison field house
This 12,500 sf field house is dramatically sited, centered with the track, football field, and soccer fields. A gap splits the low profile gable roof into two “shed” boxes which are set on angles to embrace the track curve. The building houses coaches’ offices, bathrooms, showers, storage for off-season equipment, and four 60-person locker rooms, with one on each side of the building and at each level. The building is designed to keep a low profile to accommodate neighbors’ concerns by employing similar materials and rooflines as the high school and neighborhood. The field house also bridges over a ground depression that usually stays wet long after the rain. Taking advantage of a change in grade, ADA ramps on the soccer side allow access to both levels without the use of an elevator.