Now in its 26th year, Athletic Business’ Architectural Showcase shines a spotlight
on the state of the art in athletic, recreation and fitness facilities. Entered
by architects and other design professionals, as well as by facility owners and
operators, all submittals appear in the June issue and in athleticbusiness.com’s
Architectural Galleries, and are then reviewed by a panel of leading sports facility
architects, who each year honor 10 of the projects with Facility of Merit awards.
Award-winners are profiled further in the November issue of Athletic Business and
are honored at the Athletic Business Conference, which in 2013 takes place Nov. 21-23 in San Diego.
Submitters to the Architectural Showcase receive a valuable opportunity to generate
increased business through exposure to athletic, recreation and fitness facility
planners in North America and overseas.
To submit your project or projects, gather your materials and then enter all information
online using the links provided below. Instructions for sending entry binders for
judging are included in the Submission Guidelines (PDF).
Application and Materials Deadline: March 18, 2013
Submission Guidelines (PDF)
WHO MAY SUBMIT: Architects and other design/engineering professionals; facility
owners and operators
WHAT IS ELIGIBLE: Any athletic/recreation/fitness project completed between
Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2012
Once you hit "submit," we will send you a link where you can return to your
submission to edit your answers or provide additional supplier listings.
Permission is hereby granted to publish materials, diagrams, photographs and all
other items submitted in this and future issues of the magazine, on the magazine’s
Web site and for reprints. We understand that payment for the production charge
must accompany mailed entry binders.
Please describe the project in a narrative format, including background on the facility owner’s goals and relevant history, and information on the following areas that you think would be relevant to AB readers and Showcase judges:
1) Functional Planning
Plan efficiency; functional relationships of key facility components; location of
control points; measures taken to maximize use of space.
2) Interior Design
Innovative use of materials to achieve desired aesthetics; interior finishes, detailing
and color schemes used; use of natural and artificial lighting; building materials
3) Exterior Design
Integration of the design with surrounding area or buildings; exterior finishes,
images and color schemes used; innovative solutions to massing problems.
Relationship of building to site; site constraints or other problems encountered.
Cost of construction for value received; funding or cost-saving measures utilized;
innovative capital and operations financing and funding strategies; energy-conservation
Project should credit two architects of record? Form doesn’t accommodate overseas entries? Specify instructions to editors here:
If professional photographers must be credited, please specify proper credit line(s). Please do not take photographers’ credits for personally shot or in-house photography. (NOTE: Any photo rights fees are the responsibility of the applicant.)
(Please fill in the national manufacturers of the products specified for your project.)
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