Source: ASBA

Ellicott City, MD - The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA members, which best exemplify construction excellence.

Awards are presented in various categories: Tennis Courts, Running Tracks, Sports Fields and Indoor Multi-Purpose Facilities. Within each category there are divisions; for example, the Tennis Court category recognizes facilities in Indoor, Residential and Outdoor divisions; additional honors were given in the 'Green' competition, for award-winning athletic facilities that used the most eco-friendly design, construction and operating techniques.

Presentation of award plaques was made at the Technical Meeting, recently held in Palm Desert, California. Projects are scored individually based on considerations such as layout and design, site work, drainage, base construction, surface, amenities, innovation and overall impression. Winning entries are those whose cumulative scores meet or exceed the standard. This year saw an unprecedented number of entries in the competition.

Winning projects are as follows:

Distinguished Tennis Facilities

RESIDENTIAL TENNIS FACILITIES Berce Residence, Frankville, Wisconsin New Construction: Munson, Inc. (Glendale, Wisconsin) Dr. Bourne Residence, Salt Lake City, Utah Upgrade of Existing Facility: Tennis and Track Company (Salt Lake City, Utah) Butternut Hollow Residence Indoor Tennis Court, Greenwich, Connecticut New Construction: Global Sports & Tennis Design Group, LLC Fair Haven, New Jersey Cohen Residence, Weston, Massachusetts New Construction: Cape& Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts) Cox Residence, Ogden, Utah Upgrade of Existing Facility: Tennis and Track Company (Salt Lake City, Utah) Crossland/Kirkpatrick Residence, Napa, California New Construction: Vintage Contractors, Inc. (San Francisco, California) Gin Lane Residential Residence, Long Island, New York Upgrade of Existing Facility: Global Sports & Tennis Design Group, LLC Fair Haven, New Jersey Gordon Residence, Boca Raton, Florida New Construction: Fast-Dry Courts (Pompano Beach, Florida) JJJ Ranch, Dawson, Texas New Construction: Patriot Court Systems, Inc. (Houston, Texas) Kirslis Residential Tennis Court, Norwell, Massachusetts New Construction: Boston Tennis Court Construction Co., Inc. (Hanover, Massachusetts) Private Residence, Glen Ellen, California New Construction: Vintage Contractors, Inc. (San Francisco, California) Private Residence, Miami Beach, Florida New Construction: Fast-Dry Courts (Pompano Beach, Florida) Roberts Residence, Wellesley, Massachusetts New Construction: Cape& Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts) Richard Schmidt Residence, West Linn, Oregon New Construction: Atlas Track & Tennis (Tualatin, Oregon) OUTDOOR TENNIS FACILITIES Berkshire School Tennis Facility, Sheffield, Massachusetts New Construction: Cape& Island Tennis & Track, Pocasset, Massachusetts Blackhawk School District Tennis Facility, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania Upgrade of Existing Facility: Vasco Sports Construction (Massillon, Ohio) Boca Raton Tennis Center, Boca Raton, Florida Upgrade of Existing Facility: Welch Tennis Courts, Inc. (Sun City, Florida) Colorado State University Tennis Facility, Fort Collins, Colorado New Construction: Renner Sports Surfaces, Inc. (Denver, Colorado) Elkin Municipal Tennis Courts: Tom Gwyn Tennis Complex, Elkin, North Carolina Upgrade of Existing Facility: Court One (Granite Quarry, North Carolina) The Tennis Center at Fish Hawk Ranch, Valrico, Florida New Construction: Welch Tennis Courts, Inc. (Sun City, Florida) Florence Tennis Center, Florida, SC New Construction: Talbot Tennis (Marietta, GA) Goddard USD 265 Sports Complex, Goddard, Kansas New Construction: Mid-America Courtworks (Wichita, Kansas) Goodale Park, West Boylston, Massachusetts Upgrade of Existing Facility: Warner Larson, Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts) Hunt Logan Tennis Facility at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut Upgrade of Existing Facility: Cape & Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts) New Orleans City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center, New Orleans, Louisiana New Construction: American Tennis Courts, Inc. (Mobile, Alabama) Polo Park Tennis Facility, Miami Beach, Florida Upgrade of Existing Facility: Fast-Dry Courts (Pompano Beach, Florida) Quarry Beach Club Tennis Center, Naples, Florida New Construction: Welch Tennis Courts, Inc. (Sun City, Florida) INDOOR TENNIS FACILITIES Belle Meade Country Club, Nashville, Tennessee Upgrade of Existing Facility: Baseline Sports Construction, LLC (Knoxville, Tennessee)

Distinguished Indoor Multi-Purpose Facilities Boston University Track and Tennis Center, Boston, Massachusetts Upgrade of Existing Facility: Beynon Sports Surfaces, Inc. (Hunt Valley, Maryland) University of Findlay Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex, Findlay, Ohio Upgrade of Existing Facility: Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc. (Lindenhurst, Illinois) Monroe 33 Tennis, Basketball & Sports Center, Monroe, New Jersey Upgrade of Existing Facility: Global Sports & Tennis Design Group, LLC Fair Haven, New Jersey Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan New Construction: GMB Architecture and Engineering (Holland, Michigan) Distinguished Track Facilities

OUTDOOR RUNNING TRACK FACILITIES Barnstable High School, Barnstable, Massachusetts Upgrade of Existing Facility: Cape & Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts) Bishop Gorman High School, Las Vegas, Nevada New Construction: Renner Sports Surfaces (Denver, Colorado) Brandon High School Outdoor Track Facility, Ortonville, Michigan New Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan) Detroit Lakes High School, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Upgrade of Existing Facility: Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Boone, Iowa) Elkins High School, Fort Bend, Texas Upgrade of Existing Facility: Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Boone, Iowa) Harvard University - McCurdy Running Track, Cambridge, Massachusetts Upgrade of Existing Facility: Cape & Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts) Ken Hall Stadium at High Tower High School, Fort Bend, Texas Upgrade of Existing Facility: Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Boone, Iowa) Leopard Stadium - Outdoor Track, Gainesville, Texas New Construction: Texas Sport Builders (Burleson, Texas) North Reading High School, North Reading, Massachusetts New Construction: Cape& Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts) Sisseton High School, Sisseton, South Dakota New Construction: Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Boone, Iowa) Spire Institute-The GaREAT Sports Complex Running Track, Geneva, Ohio New Construction: Beynon Sports Surfaces (Hunt Valley, Maryland) Swenson Field Athletic Complex, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts Upgrade of Existing Facility: Gale Associates, Inc. (Weymouth, Massachusetts) Tecumseh High School Outdoor Track Facility, Tecumseh, Michigan New Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan) Winnacunnet Regional High School, Hampton, New Hampshire Upgrade of Existing Facility: Cape & Island Tennis (Pocassett, Massachusetts)INDOOR TRACK FACILITY Indoor Running Track at SPIRE Institute, Geneva, Ohio New Construction: Beynon Sports Surfaces, Inc. (Hunt Valley, Maryland) Distinguished Sports Fields

SINGLE FIELD FACILITIES Alexander Gusdorf Eco-Park High Altitude Soccer Complex, Taos, New Mexico New Construction: Living Designs Group Architects (Taos, New Mexico) Avon Lake High School, Avon Lake, Ohio Upgrade of Existing Facility: Vasco Sports Construction (Massillon, Ohio) Brandon High School Synthetic Turf Football Facility, Ortonville, Michigan New Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan) Carrollton High School Synthetic Field, Carrollton, Georgia Upgrade of Existing Facility: Sports Turf Company, Inc. (Whitesburg, Georgia) Dearborn High School Synthetic Turf Multi-Purpose Facility, Dearborn, Michigan New Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan) Englemann Soccer Field at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Upgrade of Existing Facility: GRAEF (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Farrington Field, Fort Worth, Texas Upgrade of Existing Facility: Paragon Sports Constructors, LLC (Fort Worth, Texas)Gateway Regional High School, Woodbury Heights, New Jersey Upgrade of Existing Facility: American Athletic Courts, Inc. (Vincentown, New Jersey) Joliet Memorial Stadium - Field, Joliet, Illinois Upgrade of Existing Facility: Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc. (Lindenhurst, Illinois) Lake Shore High School Synthetic Turf Football Facility, St. Clair Shores, Michigan Upgrade of Existing Facility: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan) LaVernia High School, La Vernia, Texas Upgrade of Existing Facility: Texas Sport Builders (Burleson, Texas) Napa Memorial Stadium, Napa, California Upgrade of Existing Facility: Beals Alliance (Folsom, California) Northeastern University Parsons Field, Brookline, Massachusetts Upgrade of Existing Facility: Sasaki Associates, Inc. (Watertown, Massachusetts) Oaks Christian High School, Westlake Village, California Upgrade of Existing Facility: Hellas Construction, Inc. (Austin, Texas) Pahrump Valley High School, Pahrump, Nevada Upgrade of Existing Facility: UBU Sports (Atlanta, Georgia) Pioneer Stadium at California State University East Bay, Hayward, California Upgrade of Existing Facility: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California) Princeton Rays Baseball Stadium-Hunnicutt Field, Princeton, West Virginia Upgrade of Existing Facility: Carolina Green Corp. (Indian Trail, North Carolina) Santa Barbara City College-La Playa Stadium, Santa Barbara, California Upgrade of Existing Facility: UBU Sports (Atlanta, Georgia) Scottsdale Christian Academy, Phoenix, Arizona Upgrade of Existing Facility: General Acrylics, Inc. (Phoenix, Arizona) Softball Stadium Facility at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California New Construction: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California) Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts New Construction: Stantec (Boston, Massachusetts) Southern Methodist University-Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, Texas Upgrade of Existing Facility: Texas Sport Builders (Burleson, Texas) Sun Prairie Senior High School Varsity Baseball Field, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin New Construction: Rettler Corporation (Stevens Point, Wisconsin)Taos Eco Park, Taos, New MexicoNew Construction: Lone Mountain Contracting, Inc. (Bosque Farms, New Mexico)Tecumseh High School Synthetic Turf Athletic Facility, Tecumseh, MichiganNew Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan)University of South Carolina - Gamecocks Carolina Stadium, Columbia, South CarolinaNew Construction: Carolina Green Corp. (Indian Trail, North Carolina)Vert Track, Soccer& Lacrosse Stadium at High Point University, High Point, North CarolinaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Medallion Athletic Products (Mooresville, North Carolina)

MULTI-FIELD FACILITIESDan Foley Sports Park, Vallejo, CaliforniaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Beals Alliance (Folsom, California)Edsel Ford High School Athletic Facility,Dearborn, MichiganNew Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan)George Washington High School,San Francisco, CaliforniaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)Grand Park, Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaNew Construction: Carolina Green Corp. (Indian Trail, North Carolina)Las Vegas Sports Park-Soccer Facility, Las Vegas, NevadaUpgrade of Existing Facility: UBU Sports (Atlanta, Georgia)Leopard Stadium - Multi Field, Gainesville, TexasNew Construction: Texas Sport Builders (Burleson, Texas)Manor ISD Main Stadium, Manor, TexasNew Construction: Texas Sports Builders (Burleson, Texas)Mississippi State University, Starkville, MississippiUpgrade of Existing Facility: Sports Turf Company, Inc. (Whitesburg, Georgia)Newton South High School, Newton, MassachusettsUpgrade of Existing Facility: Gale Associates, Inc. (Weymouth, Massachusetts)Northeast Recreational Field Complex at UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, North CarolinaNew Construction: Medallion Athletic Products, Inc. (Mooresville, North Carolina)Questa High School - Fields, Questa, New MexicoNew Construction: Lone Mountain Contracting, Inc. (Bosque Farms, New Mexico)Rice Lake Area School District, Rice Lake, WisconsinUpgrade of Existing Facility: Rettler Corporation (Stevens Point, Wisconsin)Riverside Park, Cincinnati, OhioUpgrade of Existing Facility: The Motz Group (Cincinnati, Ohio)Shanahan Field at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, ConnecticutUpgrade of Existing Facility: Milone & MacBroom, Inc.(Cheshire, Connecticut)Smith River Sports Complex, Martinsville, VirginiaNew Construction: Carolina Green Corp. (Indian Trail, North Carolina)Stagg High School (Phase I), Stockton, CaliforniaNew Construction: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)Taos High School Athletic Field Complex, Taos, New MexicoUpgrade of Existing Facility: Living Designs Group Architects (Taos, New Mexico)Tuba City High School, Tuba City, ArizonaNew Construction: General Acrylics, Inc. (Phoenix, Arizona)Vestavia Hills Sports Park, Vestavia Hills, AlabamaNew Construction: Covington Flooring Company, Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama)

Green Facility Award WinnersAlexander Gusdorf Eco-Park, High Altitude Soccer Complex, Taos, New MexicoNew Construction: Living Designs Group Architects (Taos, New Mexico)Napa Memorial Stadium, Napa, CaliforniaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Beals Alliance (Folsom, California)Riverside Park, Cincinnati, OhioUpgrade of Existing Facility: The Motz Group (Cincinnati, Ohio)Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium at Harvard University, Cambridge, MassachusettsNew Construction: Stantec (Boston, Massachusetts)

Within each category, one facility was chosen from among all winning entries to represent the best of athletic facility construction. The winners were as follows:TENNIS FACILITIES OF THE YEARRESIDENTIAL: Gordon Residence, Boca Raton, FloridaNew Construction: Fast-Dry Courts (Pompano Beach, Florida)

OUTDOOR: Hunt Logan Tennis Facility at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, ConnecticutUpgrade of Existing Facility: Cape & Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts)

INDOOR:Indoor Tennis Courts at Belle Meade Country Club, Nashville, TennesseeUpgrade of Existing Facility: Baseline Sports Construction, LLC (Knoxville, Tennessee)

INDOOR MULTI-PURPOSE FACILITY OF THE YEARUniversity of Findlay - Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex, Findlay, OhioUpgrade of Existing Facility: Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc. (Lindenhurst, Illinois)

TRACK FACILITIES OF THE YEAR

OUTDOOR: Spire Institute - The GaREAT Sports Complex Running Track, Geneva, OhioNew Construction: Beynon Sports Surfaces (Hunt Valley, Maryland)

INDOOR: Indoor Running Track at SPIRE Institute, Geneva, OhioNew Construction: Beynon Sports Surfaces, Inc. (Hunt Valley, Maryland)

SPORTS FIELD OF THE YEAR

SINGLE FIELD FACILITY: Softball Stadium Facility at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CaliforniaNew Construction: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California) MULTI-FIELD FACILITY: Vestavia Hills Sports Park, Vestavia Hills, AlabamaNew Construction: Covington Flooring Company, Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama)

GREEN FACILITY OF THE YEAR:Alexander Gusdorf Eco-Park, High Altitude Soccer Complex, Taos, New MexicoNew Construction: Living Designs Group Architects (Taos, New Mexico)

The ASBA is a non-profit association helping designers, builders, owners, operators and users understand quality sports facility construction. The ASBA sponsors informative meetings, publishes newsletters, books and technical construction guidelines for both tennis courts and running tracks, and keeps its members aware of the latest developments in the industry. It also offers voluntary certification programs in tennis court, running track and sports fields construction. Available at no charge is a listing of all publications offered by the Association, as well as the ASBA's Membership Directory.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.