Visitor Side Stadium, Phoenixville Area School District
Schradergroup assisted the district with developing a solution for storage space for athletic equipment currently stored beneath the existing visitor side bleachers and enclosed in unsightly chain link fence. As a result of the high visibility of the athletic equipment, vandalism was a frequent issue. In response, Schradergroup designed a 4,800 SF single story, single wythe decorative masonry enclosure to house athletic and athletic field maintenance equipment. The design includes large overhead metal bay doors to provide ease of access. The storage building masonry envelope carefully considered the existing structural steel frame construction and was designed to be completely independent. However, the storage building appears to comfortably set within the bleacher framework. The building successfully addresses secure enclosure requirements and presents a visually pleasing structure to bordering residential neighbors. Exterior signage emblazoned with the district mascot name serves as a billboard for the district from City Line Avenue. Also as part of the project, Schradergroup worked closely with local code authority in order to expedite the building permit approval process.