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RDG Planning & Design
301 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309-1718

Phone: (515) 288-3141
Toll-free: (800) 734-6766
Fax: (515) 288-8631

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The sports studio at RDG is focused on the planning & design of sustainable sports, recreation and wellness facilities across the nation. With several decades of specific experience in consulting, planning, and crafting these facilities we are regularly recognized for project achievement and design excellence. We diligently serve collegiate recreation, collegiate athletic, and community wellness patrons and clients, utilizing a complete range of both traditional and non-traditional services, including programming, design, feasibility analysis, need assessment, and master planning. Our collaborative professional services and disciplines of practice include architecture, landscape architecture, planning, interiors, art, graphics, media, lighting design, and engineering.

See projects from this firm that have been featured in the Architectural Showcase:

Iowa State University - State Gym Expansion & Renovation

Ames, Iowa

A new addition and major renovations to State Gym, along with targeted remodeling in and creation of a link to Beyer Hall provides additional facilities and increased activity choices without building all new facilities, giving new life to the historical campus icon that State Gym represents.  LEED Platinum certified.

Cost: $26,791,712
SqFt: 163,239 GSF

Louisiana State University - Tiger Stadium Plaza Improvements

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Enhancements to the west and north sides of Tiger Stadium include new plazas, ticket gates, champions kiosks, sliding gates for crowd control, and weather protection over ticket gates. All elements celebrate team and individual success, creating an environment that enhances Tiger spirit and creates new fan traditions.

Cost: $6,500,00 (Phases 1&2)
SqFt: 110,000 SF (Phases 1&2)

University of Florida - Southwest Recreation Center Expansion

Gainesville, Florida

This project is all about showcasing the interior activities to those driving/walking by and providing users with maximum opportunities to look outside. Inside, jogging and cardio shares the two levels at the front of the building. Existing cardio is transformed into spa-like personal training studio. LEED Gold certified.

Cost: $11,764,751
SqFt: Renovation: 12,546 GSF, Addition: 40,755 GSF

University of Iowa - Campus Recreation & Wellness Center

Iowa City, Iowa

The new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) supports three primary university programs – student fitness and recreation, aquatic recreation and athletics, and university wellness programs. The very tight urban site requires vertical stacking of activities within the building, which provides dynamic views and improves wayfinding. Energy efficiency is incorporated throughout.

Cost: $51,298,000
SqFt: 215,000 NSF