“TFA had very high expectations and wanted a one-of-a kind Field House that would be not just a gymnasium, but a landmark of design and excellence. The result is amazing, and we are thankful to have had C.T. Hsu and Associates ‘in our court’.”

Jerry Chambers, TFA Chief Financial Officer

The First Academy Athletic Facilities Expansion

TFA is a Christ-centered, college-preparatory school that serves over 1,200 Central Florida students that attend grades K4 through K-12. TFA participates in over 20 interscholastic sports at the varsity, junior varsity, and middle school levels, and their students have won numerous district, regional, and state championships.

The First Academy Cramer Field House is the cornerstone facility for their school. The Field House serves as the social and athletic center for all grade levels. The facility is located at the main entrance to the campus, which allows full access for students, parents, and visitors. The design lends itself to collegiate level training complete with weight programs, and court space for both AAU tournaments and NBA Exhibitions. The lobby and concession serve “Royal Recharge” activities during school hours and after school social programs. The hall also houses a Memorial Wall which displays athletic achievement and school memorabilia. The Royal Store, adjacent to the lobby; sells school merchandise during all hours of operation and can be accessed by visitors. PE Locker Rooms, Team Locker Rooms, and the AD Office Suite round out the significant features of the Field House.

  • Project type
  • Budget
    $10 million
  • Size
    31,000 SQ FT
  • Status
    Completed in 2017