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SLAM completes fitness center renovations at The Gunnery

The reclaimed wood wall brings in some rustic warmth while dividing the overall space into multiple types of workout routines. Along the windows is turf for sled pulls and additional turf workouts.

Glastonbury, Conn., May 12, 2020 The S/L/A/M Collaborative and Construction Services (SLAM) is proud to announce the successful completion of a new fitness space, the Emerson Fitness Center, for The Gunnery, a co-ed boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 located in Washington, Connecticut. This collaborative design-build project transformed a 3,000-square foot theater building on the school’s campus into a new athletic, fitness and weight training facility for the student population and staff to use year-round.

The integrated design-build team at SLAM worked with the school to develop a program, reconfigure the existing space, propose conceptual imagery, develop a project budget and phased logistics plan for fast-tracked construction work on the occupied campus.

The former theater’s sound and lighting booth has been converted to a mezzanine space for Peloton bikes.

Interior renovations of the double-height wood frame structure, with exposed ceiling steel truss work, included new flooring, lighting, wall treatments, a mirror wall, and a mezzanine space, formerly housing the theater’s sound and lighting booth, now set up for Peloton bikes.



About SLAM
The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) is a national, multi-disciplinary design firm offering architecture, planning, interior design, landscape architecture, site planning and structural engineering services. In addition, S/L/A/M Construction Services offers pre-construction, design build and construction management throughout the New England region.  Our market focus is on higher education, K-12 public/private education, healthcare, corporate, justice, sports and recreation sectors. In 2020, SLAM launched a new brand that underscores our infinite drive to unlock and solve complex design problems, rendering creativity in design to enrich lives. SLAM has offices in Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, Denver, CO, Glastonbury, CT, Iowa City, IA, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Orlando FL and Philadelphia, PA. For more information on SLAM please visit www.slamcoll.com


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