• 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rec Center's Carbon Monoxide Leak Sickens 11

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    11 people were treated and at least one child remains hospitalized after an archery club was exposed to carbon monoxide at a Greeley, Colo. recreation center.

  • 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.”

  • Designing Student Rec Centers for Emergency Shelter

    by Dave Larson, Guest Contributor October 2014

    It wasn't long ago that college recreation facilities conjured a drab, one-dimensional image. They housed physical education programs — in many cases, mandatory classes that students grudgingly took in order to graduate. The buildings were often bare bones, not air-conditioned and had little or no lobby or lounge space.