RECENT ARTICLES
  • Successful Project Design Borne of Strong Relationships

    by Ralph Agostinelli April 2014

    School and sports administrators embarking on their first-ever capital project are sometimes surprised to learn how much architecture firms resemble other types of corporations. From the moment the architect steps in front of the building committee, making a pitch while brandishing renderings in watercolor, the image is of the architect as artist, driving this misreading of design firms.

  • Weight Room Plans Hinge on Pool, Field House Placement

    by JANE FORD-STEWART jford@jrn.com, Muskego-New Berlin NOW (WI) April 2014

    Muskego - If Muskego High School ever gets around to building swimming pool, field house or weight room additions, most of it would fit best on the south and west sides of the school, according to a recent consultant's report for the Muskego-Norway School Board. The board wanted to look more closely at where such potential long-range building might happen because at the time it was seriously considering a weight room in the near future. Because the floor of the weight room was found last summer to be giving out, one of the options considered was building an addition. It would relieve cramped conditions in the heavily used weight room and allow room for the program to grow.

  • Climbing Wall Brings New Dimensions to Phys. Ed. Class

    by Natalie Hayes. For Sun-Times Media | @NatHayReporter April 2014

    The $15,000 climbing wall - purchased through a donation to the Fremont Education Foundation - was installed in the gymnasium's stage area at Fremont Intermediate School this winter, and the 52-foot-long wall has since been integrated into physical education curriculum for more than 700 students in third through fifth grades.

  • Sports Center Investors Urge Court to Stop Sale

    by JIM ANDERSON; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) April 2014

    Nothing about the tortured financial and legal tangles of the Vadnais Sports Center has been easy. And the 2 -hour court hearing Monday that will likely determine its future ownership was no exception. While Ramsey County has bid to acquire the venue for $10.55 million, some bondholders who put up the $26 million to build the sports complex four years ago and who could lose 60 to 70 percent or more of their investment are fighting the plan. Raymond Zimmermann, a financial adviser from Hutchinson, said in court Monday that he opposes the sale because his clients, many of them elderly investors who entrusted their retirement savings with what appeared to be a city-backed bond investment, deserve a chance to get more money back by hanging onto the building and seeing that it is managed more efficiently.

  • Basketball/Volleyball Center Planned for Boeing Building

    by BY KENDRA ABLAZA, STAFF WRITER April 2014

    Operators of the youth athletic program, Athletes In Motion 4 Life of Huntington Beach, received the city's approval last week to open a basketball and volleyball center in the Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Specific Plan, a multibuilding complex along Westminster Avenue and Seal Beach Boulevard, where other businesses currently operate.

  • Citing Competition, Climbing Gym Closes After 21 Years

    by Vince Horiuchi The Salt Lake Tribune April 2014

    Rockreation, perhaps the first rock-climbing center in Salt Lake County, has closed its doors due to competition. The facility at 2074 E. 3900 South closed Monday.

  • Inspections, Monitoring Key to Optimal Gym Operation

    by Emily Attwood March 2014

    When everything in a facility is in good working order and operating smoothly, it's all too easy for staff members to become complacent, trusting that everything will stay that way.

  • Sports Dome Budget Balloons by $2M, Project Moves On

    by MARY JANE SMETANKA, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) March 2014

    Edina is going ahead with a sports dome and outdoor ice rink near Braemar Arena despite construction issues that will raise the cost of the project by about $2 million.

  • Ohio U. Indoor Practice Facility Hailed as Game-Changer

    by Mark Znidar, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH February 2014

    There wasn't much to see of Ohio University's indoor facility when Pickerington Central players Brennan Dudziak and Andrew Meyer toured campus last summer during their recruiting visit.

  • Mayo Clinic Partnership Makes Practice Facility 'Unique'

    by KENT YOUNGBLOOD; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) February 2014

    By NBA standards, the Wolves feel they'll be going from relatively low-rent to high class when they move into their new practice facility across the street from Target Center in Block E.