Facilities: Rec Center
Designing Recreation Centers for Seniors
by Stephen Springs February 2015
Among the most visible legacies of the Older Americans Act of 1965, a spate of senior center construction produced facilities intended to provide educational and recreational services, and to serve as hubs for the delivery of community-based social services. For a generation, senior centers were more community than rec — multipurpose rooms that could host community and family gatherings, bridge games and bingo nights.
Architectural Showcase: A Video Tour
by AB Staff February 2015
See how Athletic Business's Architectural Showcase offers unmatched year-round exposure for new and recently renovated athletic, fitness and recreation facilities.
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.
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.
New Projects: Wilmington Center for Sport Sciences | Armed Services YMCA
by Emily Attwood December 2014
Designing Tracks for Recreational Users
by Emily Attwood December 2014
A staple in any modern recreation center is the walking or jogging track. It is typically found elevated around the gymnasium, offering the user views of the activity below — a sensible arrangement, but not necessarily the best, depending on the size of the facility.
Rec Center's New Dress Code to Help Combat MRSA
by Andrew Brandt November 2014
Beginning in early January, those who occupy certain sections of Southern Illinois University's recreation center will be forced to wear sleeves.
New Projects: Anderson University | Kent Recreation Center | Mesa High School
by Emily Attwood November 2014