Victoria Latavish
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From the 2023 Architectural Portfolio: Gyrene Lockers

May 13, 2024
The project was recognized as an outstanding design in the Sports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities category.

Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida, needed locker rooms for its football and baseball teams. The university was founded by Thomas Monaghan, a Marine, and all of its teams are named the Gyrenes, the nostalgic moniker for “Government Issue Marine.” Accordingly, the utilitarian structure is spartan and nostalgic. The rooms are arranged for fast team access to the locker and shower areas. Construction is sturdy and rough, and sustainable materials used are cost-effective and durable. Curved galvanized metal panels are bolted together to create a barrel vault; seams and fasteners are sealed and then painted with a camouflage pattern.

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