Taylor Family Athletic Center

St. Louis, MO

John Burroughs School was founded in 1923 as a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 7-12. Based on a liberal arts education program, the school emphasizes a balance between academics, arts and athletics. Lawrence Group designed the new 60,000-square foot athletic center on the south side of the existing Olin Field House.

The architecture emulates the Spanish Mission style of the Brauer Building on campus and features large arched windows, detailed stucco exterior skin and a clay tile roof. The center includes a multi-level gymnasium to seat 600 visitors with an additional capacity of 600 to congregate along the concourse and athletic court. The center is also equipped with a weight room overlooking the gym, cardio room and team/visitor/official’s locker rooms. The project is designed to meet LEED Silver certification.