• How to Keep Costly ‘Scope Creep’ at Bay When Building

    by Oliver Snider, Guest Contributor December 2014

    Reading The New York Times’ latest account of the costly and troubled World Trade Center Transportation Hub project, there came a point where I recognized that the scale of the disaster — $2 billion over budget and six years behind schedule — was all that separated that project from the typical campus project beset by scope creep.

  • YMCA Location Unveils Four-Phase, $8M Renovation Plan

    by Lawrence Budd December 2014

    Countryside YMCA in Lebanon is planning to close the main entrance, build another and improve a third. LEBANON - The Countryside YMCA unveiled plans for almost $8 million in renovations and improvements, including two entrances and a 500-seat community area, while replacing an indoor soccer and lacrosse arena.

  • New Projects: Wilmington Center for Sport Sciences | Armed Services YMCA

    by Emily Attwood December 2014

    Breaking Ground

  • Designing Tracks for Recreational Users

    by Emily Attwood December 2014

    A staple in any modern recreation center is the walking or jogging track. It is typically found elevated around the gymnasium, offering the user views of the activity below — a sensible arrangement, but not necessarily the best, depending on the size of the facility.

  • Rec Center's New Dress Code to Help Combat MRSA

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    Beginning in early January, those who occupy certain sections of Southern Illinois University's recreation center will be forced to wear sleeves.

  • Mold-Infested Rec Center Mulls Fix vs. Partial Demolition

    by James Fuller By James Fuller November 2014

    It will cost about $2 million for St. Charles Unit District 303 to rebuild part of a community recreation center infected with black mold two summers ago.

  • Climbing, Drinking Come Together Under One Roof

    by Stephen Hobbs, The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) November 2014

    A pub in the same space as an indoor climbing gym may not seem like a symbiotic relationship. But the majority owners of CityROCK at 21 N. Nevada Ave. believe the two can co-exist, and are looking to create an atmosphere that combines indoor climbing with craft beers and wine. They're also working with an organization that believes in both.

  • Activities Center Built in 1980 to Get First Makeover

    by Megan Erbacher 812-464-7501 / @ECP_Erbacher November 2014

    Trustees on Thursday approved a $16 million renovation and possible expansion of the University of Southern Indiana’s Physical Activities Center.

  • College Unveils Plan to Convert Power Plant into Rec Center

    by MARY LOUISE SCHUMACHER, Journal Sentinel architecture critic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel November 2014

    Beloit College has unveiled designs for converting a century-old power plant on the Rock River into a recreation center with sustainable features by celebrated architectural firm Studio Gang.

  • New Projects: Anderson University | Kent Recreation Center | Mesa High School

    by Emily Attwood November 2014

    Breaking Ground