Georgetown Preparatory School – Recreation Center

Rockville, Maryland

Quick Facts: 

Client: Georgetown Preparatory School

Market: Academic

Size: 105,000 gsf

Services: Architecture, Interiors

Photographer: Jessica Marcotte

Project Team: Michael Winstanley – Design Architect, Leo A Daly – Architect of Record


Award of Excellence, best Institutional Facility, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)

Bronze Award, Education Category, Brick in Architecture

The Georgetown Preparatory Recreation Center was an outgrowth of the Master Plan developed for the entire campus. The athletic center’s purpose was to provide new facilities for the varsity teams, and at the same time provide an additional venue for the non-athlete student. This 140,000 sf facility includes a field house with a 220-meter track and four practice courts; a 25 meter pool; a competition gym with 1,000 seats; and locker rooms.

The exterior of the large structure was designed to be in keeping with the Georgian style of the existing campus with large and repeating arches. Thematically, lanterns at the entrance and on the roof provide a day lit atrium space and embed a spiritual context to the architecture representative of the educational mission for the school of body, mind and spirit.

Michael Winstanley AIA AICP was the Design Principal of the master plan and athletic center during his tenure as Design Director at Leo A Daly.