The Gymnasium Building at the Geneva School of Boerne was the first building constructed as part of the implementation of the 30-acre master plan Garza Architects created for the campus.
The building addresses the school’s physical education programming needs and also hosts competitive athletic events. The design includes a UIL-compliant competition-wood-floor gymnasium, locker rooms, weight room, a lobby, and other support functions.
The gymnasium seats up to 300 spectators for a variety of sporting events, including basketball and volleyball. Locker rooms serve boys’ and girls’ physical education programs and also accommodate home and visiting teams for athletic events. A weight room on the upper mezzanine level also serves both the physical education and athletics programs.
The Gymnasium Building addresses the physical education and athletics needs of more than 600 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
The building’s master-planned location near the athletic fields provides easy access for outdoor sports and also enables after-hours athletic functions without impacting other school operations. In addition to being used as a gymnasium, the facility also is utilized by the students and other members of the school community for large assemblies.
We designed the building to utilize a modified pre-engineered metal structure, with translucent glass panels added to provide natural daylighting without direct sunlight and glare. The exterior is a modern interpretation of the Texas Hill Country vernacular style, utilizing complementing materials that deliver an additional level of refinement.
We designed or specified all of the building’s materials and systems to reflect sustainability best practices in the areas of integration and innovation, indoor environmental quality, energy, water, site elements, and materials and waste management. This included sourcing all stone materials from local quarries and fabricators.