The 18 foot change in elevation between the field baseball field to the north and the football field to the south allows to the upper level porch of the field house to open to the baseball field and double porch to the south to overlook the football field and track will be reconfigured. A grand stair connects the academic facilities above to the sports complex below. Seating in bleachers is accommodated principally on the east along the first base line while along the third base line is open for casual viewing.
The full perimeter walk, the main circulation, also provides viewing of both fields and entrances at each end, one serving the school, the other the public at the street. They are connected vertically in the breezeway near the center by a stair and elevator. Two types of activities are accommodated in the field house: The social or cultural is characterized by the Great Room serving assemblies of every type and the Memorabilia Room housing the J. R. Payden archives; The athletic includes locker rooms, coaches’ offices workout rooms and other sports related spaces.
The porches create intimate connections to the fields on the long sides as well as strong connections at each end to the school on the east and to the street on the west, creating a dynamic and lively center for baseball, football and track at Derby High School.
12,000sf Interior: Great Room, Memorabilia Room, Coaches Offices, Locker Rooms, Weight Room, Trainer
10,000sf Exterior: Covered Porches and Breezeway
12.75 million dollars
Construction Manager: Babbidge Construction
Structural: Innovative Engineering Services
MEP & Fire Safety: Innovative Engineering Services
Civil & Landscape: Langan Engineering
Code: Phillip Sherman