Belmont Day School Barn
The Belmont Day School wanted to expand their campus by constructing a new building to support their athletics and STEAM programs. The Barn includes the fieldhouse with two basketball/volleyball gymnasiums and the headhouse containing locker rooms, fieldhouse support space, and five new workshop-style classrooms. SGH was the structural engineer of record for the project.
SGH designed the steel-framed headhouse and the concrete foundation for the abutting pre-engineered fieldhouse. Highlights of our design include:
- A moment-frame lateral system to create large open spans and maximize flexibility in the tight building footprint
- Hollow structural section (HSS) columns for moment frames at both the flat and gable shaped roof areas
- Two dormers in the steel-framed gable roof: one for a 24ft wide glazed opening and another to accommodate the large duct inlets from the adjacent flat roof
- A 9ft cantilevered entrance canopy with plate fins to minimize thermal bridging at the connection to the base building structure
- A cantilevered portion of the headhouse adjacent to the fieldhouse to facilitate flow between the two spaces