Spark43 Architects

Ward Athletic Center & Middle School

Timothy Christian Schools

Year Completed


Project Type

New Construction


Elmhurst, IL


John Whitten: Lead Design Architect and Project Manager

Architect of Record

AMDG Architects

The new 7/8 Middle School and Ward Athletic Center filled a significant need within the Timothy Community. Outdated academic and athletic facilities have been replaced with state-of-the-art classroom, commons and meeting spaces in addition to providing a bright and safe arena with updated team rooms and functional athletic medicine space.

Additionally, the new building provides a dedicated home to Timothy’s 7th and 8th graders who, previously shared accommodations with the elementary and pre-school aged children.

The pre-cast concrete and steel structure will provide long term flexibility within the walls to re-configure space as the school’s needs evolve over the next 75 years. The facility has also been designed to allow a second-floor gym addition that will eventually include strength and conditioning and cardio spaces for team and staff use.

Project Highlights

  • New 7/8 Middle School
  • Multi-Function Commons
  • Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Varsity Locker Rooms
  • New Athletic Medicine
  • Administrative Offices