KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grace Christian Academy has partnered with Studio Four Design, a top Knoxville architect and design firm, to build the all-new Coffey Fieldhouse athletic facility for the growing private Christian school. The new three-story addition to the school campus includes fitness performance training space, a 40-yard turf area, athletic director and coaches' offices, locker room and sports medicine/training accommodations.
"This project not only provided a much needed state-of-the-art facility for our sports and athletic programs to move into with room for growth but also allowed our upper school to utilize the vacated space for new academic classrooms," said Rob Hammond, Head of School at Grace Christian Academy. "While collaborating with the Studio Four Design team, not only were we able to meet the needs of our students, but we were also able to maintain our budget and create a visually exciting facility that complements our campus well and serves as an all-encompassing athletic center."
The recently completed Coffey Fieldhouse was created to accommodate the needs of both student-athletes and the athletic staff. Housing home and visitor football locker rooms and facilities for wrestling, cheerleading and other sports teams, the building also includes coaches' offices, a media room and additional public bathrooms serving existing sports fields. The top floor includes an expansive weight room and indoor practice area that opens onto a large outdoor practice field by way of seven full glass garage doors. The athletic training and sports medicine room, provided by Dr. Sean Grace and the Tennessee Orthopedic Center, will allow for state-of-the-art orthopedic care and physical therapy on-site. The new building also features a theater quality media film room with stadium seating donated by Regal Entertainment Group. This room will be used for athletes and coaches to r eview game film as well as for health education class purposes.
"From groundbreaking to ribbon cutting, the entire Coffey Fieldhouse project took approximately 18 months to design and build," said Stacy Cox, President of Studio Four Design. "Our goal was to work with Randy [McKamey, head football coach at Grace Christian Academy who served as construction project manager] and Rob to provide a functional design solution that would minimize costs and meet the needs of the students, coaches, staff and families who would benefit from the project. We are impressed with the tireless effort that Coach McKamey and his team put forth in making this project a reality."
Additional support for the project was provided by Jack and Susan Coffey, the principal donors for the Coffey Fieldhouse and Dwight Disney of Disney Construction whose company oversaw the construction effort.
To learn more about Studio Four Design and its premiere design and architectural services, visit www.s4dinc.com.
To learn more about Grace Christian Academy visit www.gcarams.org.
About Studio Four Design Inc.
Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is Design Matters and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their client's lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride and dedication in all of their projects they serve. To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit www.s4dinc.com.
About Grace Christian Academy
In 1996, God called Grace Baptist Church to begin a new ministry, a Christian school. Grace Christian Academy opened its doors at the beginning of the 1997-98 school year. Over the years, enrollment grew rapidly to the present day level of over 900 students. Grace Christian Academy is classified as a category II school and is the largest Southern Baptist-affiliated school in the state of Tennessee to receive dual accreditation. GCA was established in 1997 for this very reason – to partner with and support parents in their most important role. For more information on Grace Christian Academy, visit www.gcarams.org/about-us/.
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