Facilities: Rec Center
Biometrics Becoming Popular for Access Control at Rec Facilities
by Nicholas Brown February 2011
The very word biometrics tends to evoke scenes from sci-fi movies or thoughts of political intrigue. Despite that cachet, biometrics has evolved into a rather practical tool in access control.
Multipurpose Recreation Facilities Require Design Considerations
by Robert McDonald January 2011
Multipurpose. Multifunctional. Multiuse. These terms fly about in athletic facility design circles like tennis balls across a net. Sure, you can raise the basketball goals and put up the volleyball net, or open everything up and stick a couple of goals at the ends of the gym, but is that all it takes to be multipurpose?
Design Details: Generous Concourse Encourages Social Spaces
by Andrew Cohen January 2011
A generous concourse offers ample opportunities for incorporating social spaces into what would otherwise exist solely as a pedestrian thoroughfare. Helping enliven the trip between point A and point B might be a café, an informal seating area or an overlook into an activity space - or one such area that incorporates all three.
Orlando Magic Fund Five New Recreation Centers
by Nicholas Brown October 2010
A local agency uncovered funding for five new rec centers during the development of Orlando's lavish new arena.
Low Tech Still Rules in Sustainable Rec Center Design
by Andrew Cohen September 2010
Low tech still rules in sustainable rec center design, but the time seems ripe for certain innovations to begin infiltrating the market.
New Projects: Pauley Pavilion; Heritage Field; Grand Canyon University; PPL Park
by Nicholas Brown August 2010
A roundup of groundbreakings, grand openings and building projects in development
No Two Rec Center Designs Are Alike
by Andrew Cohen July 2010
Recreation centers share many components and design priorities, yet no two designs are alike.
Opportunities for Injury Abound in Rec Centers, Health Clubs
by Nicholas Brown July 2010
Facility operators should consider the limitless opportunities for injury in their club or rec center.
New Projects: Coastal Carolina University; Allen (Texas) High School; Target Field
by Nicholas Brown June 2010
A roundup of groundbreakings and grand openings.
How to Create a Welcoming Environment
by Joy Brand May 2010
Make sure patrons are not turned off by your facility before they even enter it.