Johnson Memorial Health Athletic Annex

Franklin, IN

Franklin College approached Jones Petrie Rafinski (JPR) to assist them in developing an indoor practice facility and weight room for their field sports programs. The college was challenged with a very small and constrained site which required vacation of an existing alley and relocating of alley utilities. In addition, the site was located in an area with a very high water table. A limited project budget added to the list of challenges, as the college hoped to incorporate as much functionality into the space that the budget would allow.

JPR helped Franklin College develop a program that would make the best use of the limited building footprint. The largest portion of the project consists of a high bay interior turf field practice area. A netting shell was designed within the turf area to contain sports activities with additional netting dividers in place giving the ability to compartmentalize the practice area into hitting and pitching tunnels for baseball. The practice area also included secured entry, storage space, and auxiliary restrooms. On the main façade of the building, a brick and glass structure protrudes out towards the street to display activity in the Olympic style weight room. With the site and space constraints given for the project, the end result was able to maximize opportunities to provide Franklin College with much needed upgraded facilities for their student athletes.

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