Studio A Landscape Architecture and Engineering
The upcoming School and Campus Design Issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News saw many firms submit their projects for feature consideration. This project was not chosen for a Feature in the issue, but we at LandscapeArchitect.com thought the project deserved to be showcased online . . .
Situated on picturesque Schroon Lake is WOL's "home" campus for the Bible Institute. Developed to be a world-class vision for the campus, the master plan updates the arrival sequence, athletic facilities and student residential experience. Phase 1 of the dormitory expansion included Adirondack Hall and Hungary Dorm, which were completed in the Fall of 2019. The athletic facility includes a new Artificial Turf Soccer Field and Stadium, a NCAA compliant Artificial Turf Soccer Field, 1,104 person capacity stadium, Gymnasium, and related site improvements. Designed to complement the character of the Adirondack setting, the proposed Stadium proposes an amphitheater that is nestled into an existing hillside. "New England" finished pre-cast concrete Redi-Rock units were selected for the terraced seat walls to provide a rugged mountain look and durable seating with artificial turf surface in-between. Additional site improvements include the Welcome Center which provides students and guests with a formal arrival to the campus, complete with two plazas, flagpoles, seating, lighting, and landscaping. These plazas connect to adjacent areas on campus through quad-like walks and lawns areas. The drop off loop at the gymnasium provides visitors and students direct access to the facility and soccer field and includes a bus drop-off to accommodate larger groups while also accommodating ADA parking spaces. Pedestrian circulation connects to the adjacent campus and associated landscaping provides both aesthetic and stormwater management practices. Scattered throughout the drop off loop are large natural boulders from on-site to complement the Adirondack character.