Carter Selected for Lovett Athletic Center

Firm to oversee $14 million project at The Lovett School

The Lovett School has selected Carter to oversee the design and construction process for its new $14 million athletic facility. The project includes the renovation of Hite Wellness Center, replacing existing buildings at Kilpatrick Stadium and construction of a new 40,000-square-foot athletic center.

The three-story athletic facility will feature a multi-purpose gymnasium on the top floor, which will support the school’s athletic teams, as well as serve as an area for physical education classes and sports banquets. The second level will include an 8,000-square-foot fitness center and indoor sprint lanes. The first floor will house locker facilities and storage for athletic equipment.

Additionally, the project includes the replacement of football stadium support buildings, including a new press box, enhanced concessions areas, ticketing booths and public restrooms. The final phase of the project will include a substantial renovation of the school’s sports medicine space.

“The new Athletic Center will give our student-athletes the strength and conditioning resources that they deserve, enhancing their ability to train and perform in Lovett’s competitive sports environment,” said Steve Franks, director of athletics at The Lovett School. This year, the Executive Committee of the Georgia Athletic Directors Association elected Franks the overall State Athletic Director of the Year. To read more, click here.

Carter’s Tom Lawrence has been working with Franks since 2004. “The Lovett School selected Carter to manage its next major capital project, comprised of several athletic facility improvements,” Lawrence said. “Carter is managing the design and construction delivery process, with a projected opening in the summer of 2015.”

Carter has a rich history with The Lovett School and has been involved in several projects at the school over the past 10 years, including a main performance gymnasium, a 300-car parking deck, a new Upper School, the Physical Plant complex, new Middle School and a new Lower School.

Carter has also served as program manager for numerous athletic venues on the school’s campus. Carter guided the design team in the preparation of an Athletics Master Plan, which is being implemented in phases, along with the new buildings on campus.

Carter has also managed development of a new baseball and softball complex; development of a synthetic turf and two new natural turf practice fields for use by football, soccer and lacrosse teams; and coordinated the development of three gymnasiums on Lovett’s campus. Check out our previous blog posts for more.

The Lovett School is a private, coeducational, college-preparatory school for kindergarten through 12th grade, located in Atlanta. Today, Lovett has more than 1,550 students from 78 different zip codes and 11 counties in the metro-Atlanta area. Completion of the new athletic facility is slated for 2015.

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