The new athletic facilities provide St. Andrew's School with enough space to support their mission of allowing all students to participate equally without compromise to their schedule. St. Andrew’s believes that individuals grow through amateur athletics, and by experiencing the values of teamwork, resilience, discipline, sportsmanship, and poise under pressure. The 51,000 sf field house was the last phase of the multi-phase project at the school, located in Middletown, DE. In its expanded form the new athletic facility houses ten squash courts, a 5,000 sf weight and fitness area, a 20,000 sf field house, an exhibition basketball court, wrestling room, and multipurpose studio for yoga. Locker rooms, laundry, and equipment storage fill out the program. Additionally a home was made for the school’s Advancement office in the historic gymnasium tower. Our design response was to reuse as much of the existing structures as possible, in many cases repurposing the space. The scale of the new field house was kept small to respect the existing buildings on campus and to assist with green design initiatives. The field house floor is depressed fifteen feet below grade to take advantage of the earth’s fifty five degree temperature. The reduced perimeter assist in both heating and cooling the large volume while the above ground portion and jogging track makes use of glazing to allow 100% natural lighting during the day. The jogging track is at grade, providing athletes with spectacular views of campus. In order to bring new facilities as quickly as possible to the current St. Andrew’s community, the work was carried out in phases. In the summer of 2008 fourteen tennis courts were constructed. The existing squash court area was renovated to create five glass back wall courts and to take advantage of natural daylighting a series of clerestories were created. A multipurpose room was created out of a series of storage rooms and new windows were cut into the masonry wall to make use of daylighting in what was a dark and depressed space. The following summer the historic portion of the building was made accessible by adding a new entryway, an elevator to access all five stories, and ADA compliant restrooms. HVAC and fire protection systems were also upgraded. Key strategies for the LEED Gold registered facility includes daylight for 100% of the gym spaces in the Field House and 83% of other regularly occupied spaces, mostly offices. 99% of all regularly occupied spaces provide views to outside, excluding the wood floor basketball courts where views and glazing would be distracting. There is a 42% reduction in wastewater usage from average toilets, sinks, and other fixtures by using more efficient fixtures.