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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:

Louisiana State University - Basketball Practice Facility

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

An addition to Pete Maravich Assembly Center, the Basketball Practice Facility includes 2 new practice courts for the men's and women's basketball teams, lockers, both team viewing rooms and lounges, and a new 2-story entry lobby with ample space for displaying the team's successes. Joint Venture with Holden & Associates.

Cost: $14,292,978
SqFt: Renovation: 1,100 GSF, Addition 58,960 GSF

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 share the two levels at the front of the building. Existing cardio is transformed into a spa-like personal training studio. Target: USGBC LEED Gold certification.

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

University of South Dakota - Wellness Center

Vermillion, South Dakota

Serving the needs of student recreation and wellness, the building includes gymnasia, MAC court, racquetball, jogging, group ex and fitness. The building form and massing captures views and natural light to the north and enclose the 38' high climbing wall featured at the main entrance. Target: USGBC LEED Silver certification.

Cost: $12,282,271
SqFt: 56,932 SF