FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
The Ever-Changing Locker Room Goes Modern
Locker rooms are increasingly being updated to follow new trends, from more durable and aesthetically pleasing materials to designs that offer a space for women, men and families.
This year marks a decade's worth of Innovative Architecture & Design Awards competition. We're proud to showcase the winning facilities here, as well as highlights from the award entries. Read on to see how these cutting-edge projects raise the bar for recreation, sports and fitness facility design across America.
University of South Dakota Wellness Center
Illinois State University Fitness Center & McCormick Hall
Hammonasset Beach State Park Visitor's Center
Central Park Recreation Center
Ithaca College Athletics & Events Center
Cordish Family Pavilion, Lenz Tennis Center, Princeton University
University of Florida Southwest Recreation Center
Colorado State University Student Recreation Center
Editor's Choice Winner
We are also pleased to showcase the following facilities that were submitted and sponsored by the firm that entered them:
Beckerman Athletic Center, Hamden Hall Country Day School
Lindenwood University Evans Commons
Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center
The Center for Athletics, Recreation & Fitness, Gettysburg College
Morehead State University Recreation & Wellness Center
Northern Arizona University Health & Learning Center
Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center
Fruita Community Recreation Center & Library
At the new KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Ky., designers found an aesthetically pleasing solution for restrooms that can withstand the abuse of sports fans.
Joint use agreements are recommended to help communities stay active after school. Active Living recently overviewed some of the current trends in these agreements.
Keep an Eye on Your Pool
The Case for Phosphate Control in Swimming Pools
Calcium phosphate scale is a new problem that has been creeping into the swimming pool industry. Learn more about how to tell if it's a problem for your pool, and what you can do to prevent the damage it causes.
It can be difficult to stay on top of all the requirements for accessible play. This handy guide from IPEMA covers all the ADA bases to be sure you get it done right.
Take It Outside
Bringing Indoor Fitness Outdoors
Outdoor fitness equipment is a perfect gateway to wellness for those who've never tried working out with equipment before. Providing such amenities helps draw people into an active lifestyle.