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St. Joseph's College Athletic Facility: The Hill Center

Lead DesignersBentel and Bentel Architects/Planners
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Sustainable Living/Green
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The site of the Athletic Facility is adjacent to the existing campus of the College which is, itself, situated within a New York City Historic District. The new 30,000 sf building borders an adjacent historic district to the West. Its location was deemed important both as an EXTENSION of the existing campus and as an important infill structure within this urban context. The building is classified as a classroom building with an auxiliary athletic use.

The College achieved LEED Gold for New Construction. We provided large areas of east facing glass starting 12’ above the gymnasium floor. The interior is shielded from glare by the exterior louvers, interior shading blinds and high performance glass which eliminates heat buildup. All lighting is controlled by energy sensors to conserve energy. Materials and Construction protocols insured that the building followed LEED guidelines for reconstituted, recycled, locally sourced, low-waste by-product and Green certified materials.


Since its founding in 1957, Bentel & Bentel, Architects/Planners AIA has acquired a reputation for superior contemporary design. Our work is consistently bold, modern, creative and beautifully resolved. It spans a wide range of building types and scales, from urban environments to refined interiors and furnishings; and demonstrates our belief that great design manifests its virtues in both its practical and aesthetic qualities.

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