Christopher Fairfield – Sports Center of the Future
Randolph High School, New Jersey, United States
Having completed the architecture courses at his high school, Christopher
Fairfield undertook an independent study with Professor Leffler to create the
best football stadium possible based on his current knowledge and available
tools. Inspired by the new Lucus Oil Stadium and Citi Field, Fairfield based his
design on what sports enthusiasts he interviewed would like to see in a stadium.
The stadium had to be architecturally sound, aesthetically pleasing, and energy
efficient as well as offer exceptional views. Using MicroStation PowerDraft,
Fairfield created a design that followed code for seating, exits, and structural
supports. Decorative column elements and circular corners added a distinctive
look. Energy-efficient features include a fabric roof and open-air walkways. The
circular restaurant provides a 160-degree view of the field.
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AECbytes Newsletter (Oct. 29, 2009)