bld architecture designed a new multipurpose facility for the brentwood campus of suffolk county community college.
the state-of-the-art facility serves three areas of interest/study: health technology, criminal justice and athletics; each having its own wing. each academic wing contains classrooms, faculty offices and laboratories on each floor. the field house contains a 200-meter running track and basketball and tennis courts with retractable seating for 2,500 spectators. the natatorium houses a 25-meter swimming pool, 3-meter diving and a moveable bulkhead to allow for a variety of events.
the field house provides seating for 270 spectators and the appropriate service and support areas. the building has been very successful for the college. as one of the large sporting venues on long island, the building also serves the local community as an exhibition and conference hall, providing the college with outside revenues. the project was designed and documented in full compliance with wick’s law.