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  • Flood-Ruined Pauley Pavilion Court Restored

    by Emily Attwood October 2014

    When there are nine inches of water on your hardwood court, who do you call first?

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014: A water main burst under Sunset Boulevard, near the University of California-Los Angeles, spewing an estimated 20 million gallons of water across the campus and flooding numerous buildings, including Pauley Pavilion, the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center, J.D. Morgan Center and John Wooden Center. Emergency response was immediate, though it took city workers several hours to contain the leak.

  • Colleges Using Data to Justify Lavish Rec Centers

    by Andrew Brandt October 2014

    Across the country, college rec centers have gone from places to shoot hoops with your pals to centerpieces of campuses, and one of the major ways to attract new students.

  • OU Changes Sideline Policy Following Player Collision

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    Photographers and videographers at Oklahoma Sooner football games will have to live without a few extra comforts after a sideline collision shook up one of Oklahoma’s star players last week.

  • CU's Rec Center Seeks Affordable and Efficient Cooling Fix

    by Andrew Brandt October 2014

    This past spring, the University of Colorado-Boulder opened its newly renovated recreation center. Among the new features wowing users and making waves was its pool is shaped like the school's mascot, the buffalo.

  • 2014 Facilities of Merit: Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center

    by AB Editors October 2014

    Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center | Stony Brook University | Stony Brook, N.Y.

    What a difference color can make. More than half of the judging panel considered this project “bold,” most notably for its expression of color. One judge went so far as to call the facility’s exterior “iconic.”

  • 2014 Facilities of Merit: Middlebury College Squash Center

    by AB Editors October 2014

    Middlebury College Squash Center | Middlebury, Vt.

    There are upgrades, and then there is the Middlebury College Squash Center, which replaces an air-supported structure incapable of hosting tournaments.

  • 2014 Facilities of Merit: Holaday Athletic Center

    by AB Editors October 2014

    Holaday Athletic Center | U.S. Air Force Academy | USAFA, Colo.

    Standing six and a half stories tall and housing a regulation-size football field, the Holaday Center makes an impression based on size alone, but its design specifics drew accolades from judges.

  • 2014 Facilities of Merit: France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center

    by AB Editors October 2014

    France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center Expansion & Renovation | Purdue University | West Lafayette, Ind.

    The Cordova Center renovation effectively rights the wrongs of an original three-building complex by “adding on from the middle,” thus creating a central atrium with unified entry and greatly improving wayfinding once patrons are inside.

  • 2014 Facilities of Merit: David Braley Athletic & Recreation Centre

    by AB Editors October 2014

     David Braley Athletic & Recreation Centre | Mohawk College | Hamilton, Ont.

    From colored circles in the plaza paving to spot color on select wall panels and glass panes to the “Our Vision” statement at the building entrance, the Braley Center’s environmental graphics weren’t lost on our judges.

  • 2014 Facilities of Merit: Crisler Center Renovation & Addition

    by AB Editors October 2014

    Crisler Center Renovation & Addition | University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Constructed in 1967, the University of Michigan’s Crisler Arena debuted upgrades in 2013 that impressed judges with their transformative effect. The like-new arena now has wider, brighter concourses to facilitate fan movement, modern fan seating options and amenities and state-of-the-art infrastructure for optimal building function.