Fryeburg Academy Harvey Dow Gibson Athletic Facility

After fire destroyed the 50-year-old Gibson Gymnasium, Harriman was commissioned to design a new athletic facility that would more than triple in size the original building. The 22,000-sq.-ft. field house is the centerpiece of the design and includes a running track, three full-size basketball courts, a multipurpose court for tennis, volleyball and wrestling, as well as seating for 800 people. The first floor includes new men’s and women’s locker rooms, a training room, athletic storage and administrative offices. The second floor houses a practice wrestling room and a fully equipped fitness center.

Project Overview


Fryeburg Academy


New Construction


22,000 SF

Services Provided

Full Design Services

Key Contacts

Mark D. Lee, AIA, LEED AP

Robust playing fields array

A new 9-acre natural turf athletic complex was created in a wooded setting adjacent to the main campus, including a soccer field, a softball field overlain with a soccer/field hockey field, a small parking lot, and a small maintenance/irrigation building. Future plans include tennis courts, a concession/toilet building, and expanded parking. State and town storm water management permits were obtained by use of small vegetated treatment basins placed around the perimeter of the site.

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