La Salle Academy

John P. Cronin Field Renovation Project
Providence, Rhode Island

Gale assisted La Salle Academy in two separate phases of an extensive athletic facility renovation project.

The first phase included a comprehensive master plan to reorganize the athletic campus to incorporate a new state-of-the-art running track facility, and a new concessions/restroom building; two program elements that the Academy was lacking.  To accomplish this, the re-orientation of the baseball field and relocation of an existing bleacher system was required.  The reconstructed baseball field includes infilled synthetic turf, mitered grandstand seating and athletic lighting.

The second phase included taking the approved master plan layout and designing elements to comply with local and federal permitting requirements related to work near a wetland, and receipt of a plumbing waiver on total restroom fixture counts.  In addition, there were challenges related to poor site soils and access challenges given the Academy’s urban location.