• Sports Coalition Formed to Advance $30M Complex

    by Ryan Poe 901-268-5074 February 2015

    Fairgrounds redevelopment point man Robert Lipscomb told Memphis City Council members Tuesday that his plan for the site is backed by a coalition of local youth sports organizations.

  • City Considers $19M Indoor Complex for Vacant Lot

    by Gretchen Wenner, Ventura County Star (California) February 2015

    A vacant city-owned lot on Oxnard’s main road, one long slated to become a sports park, has caught the eye of a developer who wants to build an indoor sports center for regional events.

  • Y's Namesake Antes Up Again for $3M Expansion

    by Laura Pavin. Special to the Tribune | @LauraPavinNews January 2015

    For North Barrington resident Vince Foglia, it's all about the kids. Kids are the reason he and wife Pat put up most of the funds needed to build the namesake Foglia YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago about 15 years ago - and why he did it again for its most recent $3 million expansion.

  • YMCA's Wrestling Plans Draw Dan Gable Visit

    by Nicholas Idler, Naples Daily News (Florida) January 2015

    After winning a gold medal in wrestling at the 1972 Olympics, then coaching the University of Iowa to 15 national wrestling team titles, Dan Gable still isn’t done.

  • UC Riverside's New Rec Center Getting a Workout

    by Sandra Stokley January 2015

    The days of 30-minute waits to get on a treadmill in the gymnasium at the UC Riverside student recreation center are over.

  • YMCA Renovation Leverages Existing Materials

    by Paul Steinbach January 2015

    Deciding whether existing materials can or should be saved is a key aspect of most renovation work. But conserving resources while sparing landfills is only part of the story.

  • Study: Support for Rec Center Exists, But Not the $32M

    by Nick Blizzard January 2015

    Officials in Miamisburg and Miami Twp. partnered with the Miamisburg City School District and Sycamore Medical Center to study whether a community wellness center was needed or wanted by local residents.

  • Young Boy Killed at Soccer Practice by Falling Bench

    by Michael Gaio January 2015

    Tragedy struck soccer practice at a New Jersey elementary school on Wednesday night.

  • Translucent Panels Bring More than Daylight to Facilities

    by Emily Attwood January 2015

    No athletic or recreation facility built in the past 15 years has been designed without consideration for LEED or other sustainability measures. Chief among the design elements is daylighting, a function that earns points for sustainability while saving on operational costs. Glass is usually the first element that comes to mind when daylighting is mentioned — from basic windows and skylights to large expanses of glass curtainwall — but glass is not the only way to achieve such an effect. Translucent panel systems can bring natural lighting into a facility, while leaving out some of the common disadvantages associated with glass.

  • 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.