Congratulations are in order! Gale was recently notified that our Athletic Facilities Consulting and Design Group has been recognized with two Distinguished Facility awards by the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA). Projects at the Indian Creek School in Crownsville, MD and Brown University in Providence, RI were both chosen as winners in the Multi Field Facility category and are both up for the top prize of Facility of the Year. The winner will be announced at ASBA’s annual Technical Meeting, in Scottsdale, AZ on December 3, 2018. Best of luck to all in the running! Keep reading for more details on these two award-winning projects.
Indian Creek School
Athletic Facilities Renovation, Crownsville, MD
This project involved the installation of two new synthetic turf fields, with alternate infill, to replace the existing natural grass fields; a new 800-person, ADA accessible grandstand; new sports lighting, improved site access and improved overall aesthetics; 6 new Tennis Courts; and a new Natural Turf Baseball Field.
Baseball/Softball Complex, Providence, RI
This project involved the complete reconstruction of the University’s baseball and softball complex. The new facilities provided synthetic turf infields and outfields, new spectator seating, new pressboxes, new sunken dugouts, power, filming capabilities, and maximized school imaging and branding.
We are excited to announce that Zweig Group has chosen Gale as one of the “Best Firms to Work For” for the 5th year in a row. Gale was ranked 18th out of 58 firms in the Multi-Discipline Category. Click here for more information on the award and a full list of recipients.
We are excited to announce that Zweig Group has chosen Gale as one of the “Best Firms to Work For” for the 4th year in a row. Gale was ranked 7th out of 47 firms in the Multi-Discipline Category. Click here for more information on the award and a full list of recipients.
We are proud to announce Gale has been named one of ZweigWhite’s 2015 Best Firms to Work For. We ranked #27 in the multidiscipline category.
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The American Sports Builders Association honored Gale with two awards at the 2015 ASBA Technical Meeting and Tradeshow in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
The Norwell High School Athletic Facilities Improvements Project was named the 2015 Track and Field Facility of the Year.
The Torrington High School Track and Field Renovations Project was named a 2015 Distinguished Track and Field.
The American Sports Builders Association honored Gale with two awards in the Multiple Field category. The first award was in recognition of work performed on the Brown University Field Hockey Stadium and Stevenson Field Renovations. The second was for upgrades to the University of Massachusetts Lowell Athletic Complex.
The American Sports Builders Association awarded the Springfield College Appleton Tennis Courts Project with the 2014 Outstanding Outdoor Tennis Facility of the Year Award. Gale provided civil and structural engineering services for this design-build tennis reconstruction project. The previously existing bituminous pavement tennis courts were in very poor condition and were experiencing significant cracking, as well as planarity and drainage issues. The lighting was inadequate and the courts were not handicap accessible. Gale worked closely with Cape and Island Tennis & Track and Springfield College to provide a state-of-the-art post tension concrete tennis court facility. The project included eight (8) post tension concrete tennis courts, new lighting, new fencing, drainage improvements, accessible walkways, and aesthetic improvements such as landscape walls and planting areas.
The City of Manchester was honored by the Manchester Historical Association with the “Renovation of a Historic Public Building Award” for the Bakersville Elementary School Renovation Project at the 22nd Annual Historic Preservation Awards. Through these awards the Manchester Historical Association “recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations who have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, traditions and other historic resources in Manchester.” Gale provided design and consulting services to the City of Manchester for the masonry restoration and window replacement at this historic school.
Engineering News Record (ENR) recently chose the John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore as the “Best Overall Project.” Gale provided Building Envelope Commissioning.
“Designed to earn certification as the first LEED Platinum-rated law school in the country, the Angelos Law Center required extensive coordination efforts to achieve its performance goals. The 12-story building’s concrete-frame structure is central to its green strategy. The design also included a system of in-slab radiant heating and cooling. Architects, engineers, and contractors spent more than a year coordinating the in-slab and out-of-slab utilities with the concrete structure to allow for the climate system with thermally active slabs. In order for the system to function, the contractor left the concrete exposed. A two-story mockup helped the team establish quality standards and resolve the appearance of exposed columns, slabs, embedded devices and key interfaces. Energy and daylight modeling helped the team optimize the curtain-wall design in response to site orientation; window sizes, density of frit patterns and configurations of sunshades were based on these studies. Automated sunshades reduce solar heat gain, control glare, and maximize daylight. Natural ventilation and user-notification control systems also decrease energy use.”
2011 Distinguished Multi Field Facility and Distinguished Outdoor Track – American Sports Builders Association
The American Sports Builders Association honored Gale with two awards in the Multi Field category and the Outdoor Track category for work we performed at Newton South High School, Newton, MA and Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA.
2010 Distinguished Outdoor Tennis and Distinguished Single Field – American Sports Builders Association
The American Sports Builders Association honored Gale with two awards in the Outdoor Tennis category and the Single Field category for work we performed at the Brewster Municipal Tennis Court Complex in Brewster, MA and at Oland Stadium Field at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia (pictured left).
The American Sports Builders Association honored Gale with two awards in the Outdoor Tennis category and the Single Field category for work we performed at the Brewster Municipal Tennis Court Complex in Brewster, MA and at Oland Stadium Field at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.
The International Concrete Repair Institute (I.C.R.I.) awarded Gale with the 2009 Award of Merit in the High-Rise Category for the renovation we performed at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s Lederle Graduate Research Center (a multi-building project site which includes a 3-story Computer/Library Wing, and three 17-story classroom research towers).
I.C.R.I. of New England awarded Gale with the 2006 Project of the Year Award for the work we performed at 330 Stuart Street in Boston, MA. Constructed in 1927, 330 Stuart Street is a historically significant transitional building. Gale evaluated the building and designed repairs to the brick masonry, concrete, limestone panels and decorative elements. We also designed the repair and replacement of the embedded steel structural supports.
In 2003, the Cambridge Historical Commission recognized Gale for “outstanding efforts to preserve and maintain historic properties throughout the city” for the work that we performed at the Stanstead Building, 19 Ware Street in Cambridge, MA. Our work included repointing the masonry veneer, removing and replacing the existing windows, and removing and replacing the front entrance door and stairway to enhance the building’s aesthetics.