Mt. Zion High School Field House and Auditorium

Mt. Zion CUSD #3 | Mt. Zion, Illinois

With the implementation of a county-wide sales tax that provided additional funds to public schools across the region, the Mt. Zion School board wanted to invest funds into facilities that bolstered the community's small town traditions. The new athletics field house and auditorium within Mt. Zion High School provide ample space for a myriad of academic and civic events. 

Features
  • 200 Meter, 8 Lane Track
  • Long Jump Pit
  • 4 Basketball Courts
  • 3 Batting Cages
  • 1,500 Seat Auditorium
  • Lobby
The Challenge

Home to award-winning and nationally-recognized show choir groups, the Swingsations and Les Femmes, Mt. Zion High School lacked theater space for these groups to practice and perform.

The Solution

With the high school hosting the annual show choir invitational, an addition was designed to accommodate these groups along with the band and orchestra groups.

"BLDD delivered a space that not only helped to motivate, inspire, and propel our students to perform at their best; but that also helped to involve and support our community outside the high school."

- Ben Davis, Athletic Director​, Mt. Zion High School

For the "Brave" in Everyone

The field house finds use from all members of the community, not just students. The facilities are open before school days begin and during summertime to provide exercise and civic space to the public.

Details that make a difference.

Asymmetric layout and playful ceiling fixtures add a vibrancy to students' usually-repetitive flow between classes. ​

Three-dimensional wooden facade and ample window lighting assist in breathing natural life into the space, which has been proven to enhance performance within learning environments.

Wide hallways with integrated accessibility ramps provide continuous, unimpeded stress-reducing traffic flow.