The adaptive reuse of the Ryan Gym at Haverford College preserves and re-purposes elements of the historic building which now houses a new Visual Culture, Arts, and Media (VCAM) facility – a 24/7 creative hub for students, faculty, staff, and the wider community.
Nave Newell worked with MSR Architects and the College to improve pedestrian access connecting the 117-year-old building with the campus and to effectively manage stormwater through green infrastructure. Features designed by Nave Newell included:
Improved Accessibility – ADA
Improved overall pedestrian access in front of the building
Addition of an ADA compliant ramp
Stormwater Management – Green Infrastructure
- Managed stormwater with a rain garden
- Secured a grading permit from Haverford Township
Among the project criteria are targeted LEED Gold certification; adaptability to the existing building footprint; hub-centric floor plan; physical and contextual connections with the campus as a whole; and a timeless design which supports VCAM’s program now and in the future with dynamic spaces that inspire visual literacy in students and faculty alike. Check out more visuals including a time lapse construction video on Haverford’s website.
Nave Newell has been working various improvement projects on the Haverford College’s campus since 2014 included:
- Topographic survey of the campus and continued survey updates
- Pond dredging
- Relocation and reconstruction of 300′ of trail
- Resurfacing of Walton soccer field
- Athletic venue improvements including the resurfacing of the running track and relocation of field events
- New greenhouse
- College Avenue sidewalk extension
- Softball field improvements
Contact Tim Brennan, PE at email@example.com or 610.265.8323 to discuss your campus needs.