In 2014, Armstrong School District constructed a new middle school and high school that merged schools in the Ford City and Kittanning school districts. Due to budget constraints at the time, the new athletic stadium was placed on hold.
In 2016, the district determined that they were prepared to move ahead with the stadium project with a more limited scope and budget. IKM was selected to work with the district and the community to design a new synthetic turf football and soccer field, track and field facilities, and field house complete with restrooms, locker rooms, coaches’ offices, training facilities, and a concession stand.
As the unifying piece of this campus development project and a focal point of the entrance experience, IKM designed a welcoming gateway entrance and connected the new stadium to the middle school and high school with a pedestrian walkway dubbed the “River Hawk Walk.”