FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Trends in Multipurpose Facility Design
By definition, multipurpose facilities must provide many opportunities for a diverse audience. The most successful begin with smart design strategies that take these myriad needs into account.
Innovations in Sports Facility Design
Whether it's boosting eco-friendliness or streamlining operations, it is possible to create sports facilities that combine form and function, to ensure they both look beautiful and operate efficiently.
Aquatic Design Meets Community & Budgetary Needs
Just as water is essential to life, aquatic facilities provide essential services to the communities where they are built. The most effective designs combine this service with an attention to cost control.
Get Minds & Bodies Moving
Playgrounds have come so far since the days of slides and swings installed over an asphalt surface. These days, playground design is adapting to more modern needs—getting kids into nature, and getting them moving.
Getting More From Fitness Facility Design
Fitness facilities can encompass a wide range of designs, from bare-bones spaces to resort-like extravagances. Essential to any approach, though, is knowing the facility's audience.
Water-Based Entertainment Adds Revenue, Builds Community
Natural waterfronts are a boon to their communities, when you know how to use them. Water-based family entertainment centers can boost revenue, as well as enhance the community they serve.
A Case Example Reveals the Impact of Culture on Recreation & Sports Facility Design
Designers of recreation, sports and fitness facilities must take into account the various needs of the population the facility will serve. Unusual sports and differing cultures can present an opportunity to do something different.
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Off the Scale
Create Buildings That Appear Both Imposing and Approachable
When we're talking about recreation centers and sports facilities, we're usually talking about facility design on a grand scale. It can be tricky to find the balance between the imposing nature of such grand facilities and the need to make all feel welcome.
The Air in There
Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center in Jenks, Okla.
When faced with concerns about indoor air quality, this aquatic facility found some innovative and effective fixes.