Specialized Sports School and Training Facility (2016)


The ACE Foundation and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) engaged BJH to analyze the feasibility of an athletic focused high school that would couple secondary education with state-of-the-art training facilities for specialized sports in order to achieve youth development, including improved academic outcomes. The structure consisted of a partnership between a newly formed non-profit and the New York City Department of Education.  BJH worked with the Foundation’s architect, DOE and the New York City Economic Development Corporation to perform market analysis, to undertake development feasibility (e.g. budget, sources and uses, financing), and to create an operating pro forma and business plan for the facility.  The project included over 50,000 square feet of training space for squash, wrestling, rugby, rowing, archery, track and field and volleyball. The project also included a wellness center, indoor space for a café and or other food related retail, and an adjacent indoor/outdoor “sports bubble” for tennis and soccer.