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Lindenwood University Evans Commons

St. Charles, Missouri

Award Winner - May 2012

The building serves the recreation, relaxation and socialization needs of students, and is the first building on campus to incorporate in one place the range and quality of amenities offered here. Student input was vital to the design of this facility. Students and administration visited many college campuses to gain an impression of what they would like in their facility, and the designers were able to incorporate the best of what they saw.

The Center for Athletics, Recreation & Fitness
Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Award Winner - May 2012

This cornerstone of a new campus master plan aims to enhance the total student life experience at Gettysburg College, creating a new axis for campus with a strong visual connection with its entry and the existing football stadium entry. The center features a 20,000-square-foot aquatic center with 50-meter pool, a 35-foot climbing wall, bouldering wall, locker rooms, multipurpose room and 10,000-square-foot fitness center. The initial phase of this $22.9 million project also included updates to the central energy plan and a 5,000-square-foot renovation of the existing fieldhouse to create a competition area.

Morehead State University Recreation and Wellness Center

Morehead, Kentucky

Award Winner - May 2012

While the new center is geared toward fitness, it also operates as a new home for the university's intramural sports leagues and features a wi-fi-compatible lounge area and a game room for relaxation and socialization, which comes equipped with billiards, air hockey, foosball and Wii Fit.

Health and Learning Center
Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona

Award Winner - May 2012

The NAU Health and Learning Center is a fusion building that includes a 57,000-square-foot medical clinic, 70,000 square feet of classrooms, a 121,000-square-foot student recreation center and a 40,000-square-foot athletics component to replace most of the stadium. Bringing these programs together from their decentralized locations creates a significant improvement to the quality of student life on campus. The combination of these programs into a single $83.2 million, 288,000-square-foot renovation and expansion project is estimated to have saved the university at least $20 million. The site is now a central student destination that links student life and academic experience and sees up to 1,700 students per hour pass through.

Fruita Community Recreation Center & Library

Fruita, Colorado

Award Winner - May 2012

The center meets a variety of needs that were identified by the community, including an indoor leisure pool, a senior center, gymnasium space, fitness center, aerobics and multipurpose meeting rooms. The library includes a children's reading room, computer lab, periodicals section and a reading room with a fireplace that has become a favorite of Fruita's seniors.

Maintenance & Operations

Don't Reinvent the Wheel
Follow LEED Practices to Green Your Cleaning

Feature Article - April 2012

In addition to greener buildings, LEED-certified facilities also focus on greening the way they are kept in top condition. This means close attention to how the facility is kept clean.

Imagine This

The Imagination Learning Park at The Boys & Girls Club of Bristol, Conn.

Facility Profile - April 2012

Located next to a Boys & Girls Club and a popular children's museum, this new park and playground takes imagination to new heights.


A Culture That Builds Strength
South Shore YMCA, Hanover Branch in Hanover, Mass.

Facility Profile - November 2011

When this YMCA wanted to help kids get fit, they looked into a new approach that integrated youngsters into the general facility, rather than separating them. Find out more about how it works.

Design Corner

Enhance Your Rec Center's Quality of Life

Guest Column - October 2010

With budgets continuing their crunch, many communities have put their plans for new recreation centers on hold. But that doesn't mean you need to accept the status quo. Many of today's older recreation centers can be successfully renovated or expanded.

Recreation Center

Challenges Met
Sachs Recreation Center in Deerfield, Ill.

Facility Profile - October 2010

The facility once used as a practice center for the championship Chicago Bulls basketball team is now the Deerfield Park District's Sachs Recreation Center, offering a score of new amenities and programming for residents.