The ReNew Schools Program is a part of the Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction Program. ReNew Schools will create innovative and inspiring places of sport by transforming public school athletic facilities throughout New Jersey damaged by the storm. This program is made possible by Architecture for Humanity and Nike Inc.
STATUS: Community charrette report complete
NEXT MILESTONE: Design Phase kick-off meeting
Community Charrette Report - A report that outlines the charette exercises and summarizes the charette outcomes.
Toms River North High School hosts 2400 students and has many boys and girls athletic teams, occurring during the three seasons of the academic year (autumn, winter, spring), along with several club sports. The school hosts state championships in several sports throughout the academic year, and also hosts the tournament of champions for high school basketball. These championships provide a venue that is well attended by college recruiters.
Since the school is located inland, the primary damage was due to wind. The roofs of the training/fitness building, dugouts and the main press box, concession stand and athletic field toilet rooms were damaged by the storm. Additionally, many of the movable sports equipment (soccer, lacrosse, field hockey goals) needed to be replaced.
The project will include the repair and improvement of athletic spaces throughout the school.
10.30 - Community workshop with over 60 participants from the schools and surrounding community.
12.04 - Schematic Design kick off meeting with end user and architect of record.
12.18 - Schematic Design review meeting with end user and architect of record.
01.14 - Schematic Design review meeting with end user and architect of record.
01.28 - Schematic Design review meeting with end user and architect of record.
02.05 - Project design review meeting with client.
02.11 - Schematic Design review meeting with end user and architect of record.
02.22 - Community presentation at Pine Belt Arena
ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY
The role of Architecture for Humanity is essential throughout all the project development stages. The first step is to analyze the feasibility of the project in order to design an appropriate project that relates to the existing context and the community can take full ownership of the project. Architecture for Humanity is managing the design, construction and construction administration of the project, to ensure that the project represents the community’s objectives and is developed within schedule and budget. Architecture for Humanity also performs a post-occupancy evaluation in order to document the sustainability and use of the project by the Toms River community for many years to come.