When fire destroyed its ca. 1873 Founder’s Hall, the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School chose to rebuild classrooms in place of its original main assembly space. A subsequent Master Plan recommended adapting the school’s antiquated gymnasium building for Chapel / Performing Arts use and for the construction of an updated athletic facility to meet the physical education needs of the vibrant school community. The new building, located to link the newly-formed student quadrangle with adjacent athletic fields, is carefully designed to blend into the historic Georgetown campus context. An arched entrance portal and clock tower separate a light-filled competition court space with bleacher seating for 400 from a three-level classroom wing containing rooms for weight training, aerobics, lockers, fitness and conferences.