St. Vincent de Paul – New Gym & Multipurpose Facility
Design & CDs: 02/2017-12/2019
Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix
The St. Vincent De Paul School, a K-8 campus in Phoenix that opened in 1959, was in need of more teaching environments to serve their growing student population. Adaptive Architects designed a new two-story multi-purpose building with a gymnasium, associated support spaces and classrooms to fill that need. A new six-hoop indoor basketball court can host a variety of court games for the school’s physical education programs, and features an integrated raised stage for the school’s music and arts programs. New classrooms support new music education, STEM programs, and other new and expanded academic experiences.
The school shares a site with St. Vincent De Paul Catholic church with playgrounds, athletic fields, support facilities and shared parking areas. The new building is located south of the existing school to satisfy building code separation and parking requirements. New paving and landscaping areas were provided at the new building entry, with existing mature trees remaining in place across the site. New landscaping was added around the facility and new decorative fencing connects with existing security fencing around the existing campus. New lighting is provided via wall sconces around the building perimeter in addition to new parking lot light fixtures.
The exterior of the new building features a mid-century modern aesthetic that is compatible with other existing structures on campus. Exterior wall finishes are EIFS (exterior insulating finishing system) with some metal siding accents of different colors. The main entrance promotes an open and welcoming feeling for all who arrive.