PUTNAM CITY WEST HIGH SCHOOL ARENA RENDERINGS
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 50,500
YEAR COMPLETED: 2022
PROJECT STATEMENT: This new arena attaches to the existing high school to provide a FEMA tornado shelter for the entire school population. The design takes advantage of the concrete seating bowl to create the tornado shelter lid over the areas required, accommodating 1,800 people. Using the locker rooms, sports training space, and circulation spaces under the bleachers provides a cost-efficient design that maximizes our bond dollars and meets FEMA requirements. The 1,200-seat arena uses these requisite accessory spaces to function as a modern facility. These spaces include a hospitality suite, concessions, premium individual seating on the arena floor, coaching offices, meeting rooms, and ticket sales. The design also offers a gallery space and main circulation space highlighting the school’s history and student accomplishments.