Mount Saint Michael Academy, Athletic Field

A new outdoor sports facility that exemplifies and honors an established college preparatory school’s longstanding tradition in sports achievement.

Mount Saint Michael Academy, a private college preparatory school for boys, located in the Bronx, New York, commissioned Rafael Vinoly Architects to upgrade their outdoor sports facilities. The project includes upgrading their track to NCAA-standards, resurfacing track and field event spaces and installing a synthetic turf field for football, lacrosse and soccer.

Track and field facilities include a six-lane 400-meter track, a track and sand catcher system for long jump and triple jump, and a track for pole jump. Field sports facilities feature a new scoreboard. To minimize disruption to the Academy’s athletic schedule, Rafael Vinoly Architects approached the project with a strategically phased schedule.

The improvements to the track and field are part of a multi-year strategic plan for integrating education and athletics to improve the nearly century-old 22-acre campus.