Wellesley, MA

Babson College, Webster Athletic Center


Babson College wanted to expand and modernize the existing Webster Athletic Center and undertook a project to renovate the existing facility and construct an addition that nearly doubled the facility’s size. Together, the two structures are known as Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex, which supports a range of sport, fitness, and recreation activities and offers space that allows Babson College to host large campus events in the new building. SGH provided building enclosure consulting services for the project.

SGH consulted on the addition’s building enclosure and designed a roof replacement for the existing building. Highlights of our work include the following:

  • Reviewed the building enclosure design and provided recommendations for improving energy efficiency, airtightness, watertightness, and constructability
  • Helped detail the movement joints between the new and existing buildings and the complicated transition details
  • Investigated the condition of the roof at the existing locker room building, and designed a roof replacement along with associated flashing details and roofing transitions between the existing building and the new addition
  • Reviewed enclosure-related submittals and provided recommendations to ensure the building enclosure systems met the overall project design intent
  • Observed ongoing construction of the building enclosure and helped the project team address field conditions
  • Conducted water testing of the movement joints and air/water testing of the fenestrations, and observed flood testing of the plaza waterproofing system

Project Summary



Completion Date


Project Size
New Construction
Building Enclosures
Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.
Specialized Capabilities
Roofing & Waterproofing

Key team members

Jason Der Ananian
Jason Der Ananian
Associate Principal