May 2023 Issue



HOKThe New World of Multi-Sport Facilities 

Technologies, Data Driving Sports Stadium & Arena Design
Driven by the priorities and vision of sports facility owners, operators and fans, architectural designers are creating “smart venues” using the latest in emerging technologies and data.


OLC DesignsCreating Action-Packed Places

Recreation Center Designs Stay Flexible
Whether they’re perennial requirements or trending requests from the community, recreation centers must stay flexible to meet the needs of their members. A flexible approach to design can help.  

Hitchcock Design GroupWhere the People Are

Landscapes Reimagined by Multi-Faceted Designers 
There may be disagreement about whether the pandemic is “over,” but it seems everyone still believes in the power of outdoor space where the community can gather, play and celebrate.


Water Technology Inc.Jump in With Both Feet

Design & Program Trends in Outdoor Aquatic Facilities
Outdoor aquatic facilities have become more and more diverse, often featuring more than one body of water, enabling facilities to offer a range of programming to meet the needs of the entire community. 


Aquatic Design GroupMake the Most of It

Natatorium Design Focuses on Maximizing Participation 
Natatoriums are increasingly being designed to offer not only opportunities for swim meets and lap swimming, but also water exercise, recreational activities and more. 

Aquatic Design GroupBeyond the Pool

Designing Support Spaces for Indoor & Outdoor Pools
From lounge areas and concessions to equipment rooms, locker rooms and more, the space around the pool requires just as much careful attention as the pools themselves. 


inPERSPECTIVE / TECHNOLOGY: 6 Ways You Should Be Using Technology in Your Operations

We talked to professionals at several different tech firms that support recreation, sports, fitness and aquatic operations to find out how to maximize your use of technology. 

inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS: Attractive Pool Renovations

Making your pool look brand-new again can be simple with innovative approaches to renovation.

inPRACTICE / STADIUM: Moretz Stadium at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C.

The Helen and Leonard Moretz Stadium, located on the Lenoir-Rhyne University campus, has undergone a significant evolution over the past century. Recently the university’s stadium modernization efforts accelerated. 

inDESIGN / SPLASH PLAY: The Advantages of Converting Kiddie Pools to Splash Pads

If your kiddie pool isn’t attracting people like it used to, consider replacing it with a splash play area that will not only bring more people to your facility, but also extend the season of fun.

inSERVICE: Economy-Minded Conservation Efforts Pay Off

Combining environmental and economic smarts, The Conservation Fund aims to create solutions that redefine conservation. 

Web Exclusives

Planning for Events & Sports

The University of Texas’ Moody Center was designed specifically for concerts, but is also home to the Longhorns’ men’s and women’s basketball teams.

On the Trail to New Efficiencies

Mini excavators enhanced productivity on the Atlanta Beltline trail project. 

From the Editor's Desk

Of Mothers, Memorials & May

What’s your favorite May holiday? 

Everybody’s Aquatics

Diving into the design trends of outdoor and indoor pools.

Digital Edition


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