Boston Sports Institute

Sports facilities are unique environments that face varying environmental conditions from both within and outside the structure. In evaluating building materials, client and builder seek proven solutions for meeting environmental requirements, codes and long-term durability without forsaking the art of design. Enter the new Boston Sports Institute (BSI), a 130,000 square foot multi-use recreation facility…

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Feature of the Month: Science of play – meet the new 130,000 s/f Boston Sports Institute – by Lauren Nowicki

What underlies the value of play?  While some speak of the enchantment of winning, today’s social and economic motivators indelibly integrate teamwork, achievement and self-discipline with business profitability. Propelled by technology, activism and cultural changes, sports has become a powerful entertainer – a content creator and media draw. Enter the sports ecosystem, a mixed-use concept…

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Dacon Projects Win Awards

Dacon’s work on the new Boston Sports Institute in Natick received Metl-Span’s Building of the Month Award.  This 130,000sf professional grade facility encompasses sports functions and related commercial businesses in a communal environment.  Managing demands from multiple interior environments was a key factor in overall design and material selections. The exterior wall assembly was based…

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