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Design Corner

Out of the Stone Age
Flexible Design Crucial to Recreation Facilities

Guest Column - February 2016

Designing recreation facilities requires a flexible mindset, and an awareness that what students want now might not be the same as what they want next year.


Rebuilt in a Flash
Greater Naples YMCA in Naples, Fla.

Facility Profile - January 2016

When lightning struck this community's beloved YMCA, everyone came together to provide a temporary home for important programs while the facility was quickly rebuilt.

Design Corner

Taking It Outside
The Upper Fields Project at Oakland University

Guest Column - October 2015

For Oakland University, the improvement of the Upper Fields has made a huge difference in opportunities to play sports and engage in recreational activities.

Transform Your Nightmare Pool to a Dream

Problem Solver - August 2015

While you're fixing your pool's surface and supply piping, you also should consider making improvements to your pool deck. PVC recreational flooring can be installed to provide improved slip resistance around your pool area. In addition, PVC safety padding can be added around pool features, further boosting safety.

Picture Perfect Parks & Sites

Working With Landscape Architects on Park Design

Feature Article - May 2015

You might think park design is a simple process of picking a site and placing some amenities. But when you have a landscape architect in your corner, you can make your site into a stunning community gathering place.

Lean & Green

Trends in Sports Facility Design

Feature Article - May 2015

For college and high school sports, as well as park-based sports facilities, it's become increasingly important to run efficiently while providing comfort and safety to fans and players alike.

Finding Synergy

Collaborating & Combining Functions in Multipurpose Designs

Feature Article - May 2015

When your facility serves a diverse community with a multi-faceted set of programs, it's crucial to have the right partners on board, as well as getting community involvement in the decision-making process right from the start.

Add 'Wow' to the Water

Trends in Aquatic Facility Design

Feature Article - May 2015

The rectangular pool of the past is long gone, replaced with aquatic centers that offer a big splash. Here, we discuss some of the latest trends with top aquatic designers to help you bring more "wow" to your pools.

Make New Friends, Keep the Old

Trends in Strategic Fitness Facility Design

Feature Article - May 2015

Ideally, you want your fitness facility to be incredibly welcoming to new members and exercise newbies while also keeping existing members interested and coming back for more. Here's some smart strategies.

Upscale & Utilitarian

The Latest in Locker Room Design

Feature Article - March 2015

Dirty locker rooms that don't seem secure will definitely affect the success of your facility. Here, we'll examine locker room design trends, focusing on ease of maintenance and aesthetically pleasing solutions.