RECENT ARTICLES
  • Six Reasons to Choose Modular Tile Sports Flooring

    by Paul Steinbach November 2016

    The Bethlehem Area YMCA in Delmar, N.Y., came into being following the conversion of a former two-sheet ice arena. One rink was converted to pool and gym spaces, and the arena's restaurant/bar and arcade were converted into a wellness facility. One rink remained, but it would begin seeing semiannual conversions of its own beginning four years ago.

  • Baltimore Unveils New UA House Rec Center

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    On Tuesday, Under Armor CEO Kevin Plank unveiled the new UA House at Fayette, a recreation and community center in East Baltimore. The UA House project started with a revitalization of the former Carmelo Anthony Center, and has grown into a center for creative learning and innovation offering a recording studio, design lab, yoga and dance studio and other classrooms, workforce development and entrepreneurship center, and gymnasium. The entire project took 336 days to complete.

  • AB Show 2016: Dr. Phillips Y Sets Examples for All

    by Paul Steinbach November 2016

    Executive director Ryan Smith calls Dr. Phillips YMCA a “very unique Y,” and 28 attendees got a sense of its stand-out nature Wednesday the instant they got off a tour bus from the 2016 AB Show in Orlando. Its arched entryway, massive front desk and specialty-food retail spaces communicate an upscale vibe, but Smith assured the visitors that this Y is for everyone. “Our focus is being a hub to the community,” he said, as the tour began in a first-floor conference room used by the local Rotary Club. “Gone are the days of having to be a member to enter a Y.”

  • New Projects: Springville Aquatic Center | VillaSport Athletic Club | Berylson Football Complex

    by Emily Attwood November 2016

    This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • AB Show 2016: A Recreation Rundown

    by Emily Attwood November 2016

    An abundance of sunshine made up for the slight chill in the air as AB Show attendees boarded the bus to University of Central Florida. Undeterred by the 7:30 am start time, the mix of tourists hailed from as far as Hawaii (5 hours behind) and Taipei (13 hours behind!) and was excited to see what Central Florida had to offer.

  • Pike YMCA Pairs with VA to Serve Vets

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    In 2018, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will partner with the Richard Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center to open a new location in Pike Township near the downtown VA to enhance outpatient services. It will be the first YMCA in the country to offer customized space and services for veterans.

  • What Role Should Social Equity Play in Facility Planning?

    by Stephen Springs November 2016

    This month, I will conclude my exploration of the ways in which the National Recreation and Park Association’s three pillars can be incorporated into the facility design process. Conservation was first, followed by health and wellness. Now comes social equity.

  • How Support Spaces Can Enhance Efficiency, Security, Growth and Branding

    by David Malushizky November 2016

    This article appeared in the October issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Texas Tech Converts Racquetball Courts to Fitness Area

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    In keeping with the trend on college campuses of upcycling run-down or underused spaces to accommodate engaging fitness experiences, Texas Tech University has repurposed two of its original twelve racquetball courts into a 1600-square-foot functional fitness training facility.

  • Designing Health and Wellness Space Into Rec Centers

    by Stephen Springs October 2016

    Last month, I wrote about ways in which the National Recreation and Park Association’s three pillars can be incorporated into the facility design process. Conservation was first; next, we’ll highlight design opportunities for health and wellness, NRPA’s second — and arguably most urgent ­­— pillar.