Facilities: Rec Center
Staggered Courts Help Make Gym Less Boxy
by Andrew Cohen September 2011
It's difficult to avoid the big box of the gymnasium becoming a really big box, particularly when the building plan includes three basketball/volleyball courts laid side by side, the three rectangles creating one very large rectangle.
Recreation Services Should Be Convenient for Customers
by Carrie Haupert-Fullerton August 2011
We work when other people play: That's our business. Rec services need to be convenient, and it should be convenient to do business with us.
Air-Destratification and Dispersion Technologies Enhance Heating and Cooling Efficiencies in Large Interior Spaces
by Paul Steinbach June 2011
About eight years ago, Xcel Energy of Colorado paid a visit to the Longmont headquarters of Avedon Engineering, a custom manufacturer of injection-molded plastics.
New Projects: North Richland Hills; TCU; Auburn University Montgomery
by Nicholas Brown April 2011
Following Texas Christian University's undefeated football season that ended with a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin, a $105 million renovation of Amon G. Carter Stadium began on the Fort Worth campus.
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