The Boston Sports Institute by BARNES buildings & management group earned Metallic’s 2019 Building of the Year award for the Community / Recreational category. This is a well-deserve award given the magnitude of this project and the extraordinary recreation features and inclusions that take this project over the top.

Project Overview:

This project consists of four buildings to house two ice rinks, a field house, a pool and the building entry. Buildings A&B have a DoubleLok Standing Seam roof. Building C has a CFR roof. Building D has a metal deck. Buildings A, B and C have IMP, mixed multi-color vertical and horizontal panels.

Why was metal selected for this project?

Cost effectiveness, design compatibility and flexibility, durability and sustainability

Describe the project goals and how metal was used to achieve those goals

The goal was to create clear spans for the ice rinks, pool house and field house with mezzanines for viewing stands, a running track and other facility requirements while creating space below for locker rooms, a heated pool and mechanical rooms. This was achieved utilizing multi-span and gable symmetrical buildings and a gable unsymmetrical building with an attached single slope building. Two jack beams were utilized, one to carry framing over the heated pool and the other to carry the framing over the entry between the rinks and the pool and field house.

Special Features

Building A – Mezzanine and two-ice rinks

Building B – Running track, mezzanine level, artificial turft field, vertical and horizontal IMP

Building C – Mezzanine and pool building; vertical and horizontal IMP with special coating on interior skin

Building square footage: 101,842

Finishes: Embossed finish on IMP

Insulated Metal Panels: CFR Roof Panel and Mesa Wall Panel

Roof System:  DoubleLok

Green Attributes: Recycled content in steel, IMP and insulation

Accessories: Roof curbs, snow fence and acoustical panel at cooling tower