Athletic Facilities--HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
2011 Facility of Merit Winner: University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Full description of the design features of the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, including a full photo gallery. 10/10/2011
27th Annual Facilities of Merit. Describes the ten winners of this competition, which include five higher education athletic facilities that were chosen for superior functional planning, design, relationship to site, and cost-... 11/30/2007
28th Annual Facilities of Merit. Describes the ten winners in this competition, which includes three higher education facilities. The winners demonstrate sound design principles in the areas of transparency, organization, detailing... 11/30/2008
A 'Gold'-en Opportunity. Describes the new athletic center at Haverford College, which earned LEED Gold certification for its daylighting, natural and recycled building materials, graywater use, solar hot water, porous... 06/30/2006
A Double Play. Describes a partnership between Worcester's College of the Holy Cross and the minor league baseball team Worcester Tornadoes that enabled the renovation of an historic baseball stadium owned by... 06/30/2006
A Healthy Approach to Fitness Center Security. Examines techniques for keeping college fitness centers secure while maintaining an inviting atmosphere. Building access control, preventing locker room theft, and suppressing causes for physical... 07/31/2000
A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities In colleges and universities across the country, recreation centers offer a way to entice new students and keep existing students fit and entertained, while sporting facilities provide an outlet for... 05/31/2012
A look at Trends in Colleges and Universities. Summarizes survey responses from higher education athletic facility managers indicating an increase in usage, and steady or slightly increasing budgets. 56 percent of the institutions plan new... 05/31/2010
A Look at Trends in Colleges and Universities. Summarizes survey responses from higher education athletic facility managers indicating an increase in usage, and steady budgets. Among these institutions 22 percent are planning new facilities, 24.5... 05/31/2011
A Look at Trends in Colleges and Universities. Discusses trends in collegiate athletic facilities, based on a survey of collegiate athletic facility managers. Anticipated revenues, increase in usage, new and improved facilities, and planned... 05/31/2009
A Mean, Green Training Machine. University of North Texas Athletic Training Center and Dining Facility. Profiles this award-winning collegiate athletic and dining facility, selected for its siting and simple exterior. Photographs and project statistics are included. 04/30/2007
A New Use for Old Wood Bleachers. Describes a creative use of old wood bleachers, originally destined for the landfill, as interior finishing for a higher education athletic center. Examples include the interior face of the lobby,... 03/31/2010
A Path through Wellness: University of Dayton RecPlex. Profiles this award-winning collegiate athletic facility, noted for its sloped circulation, thoughtful lighting, and engaging masonry coursing. Photographs and project statistics are included. 04/30/2007
A Spacious Solution: The Ohio State University Recreation and Physical Activity Center. Profiles this award-winning collegiate athletic facility, selected for its accommodation of a complex program and ample daylighting. Photographs and project statistics are included. 04/30/2007
A Vision of Welllness: Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center, Jackson State University. Profiles this award-winning collegiate athletic facility, selected for its capacious common spaces, technology integration, and seven-foot walk space underneath the entire facility. Photographs and... 04/30/2007
A Walk in the Woods: Butler University Health and Recreation Complex. Profiles this award-winning collegiate athletic facility, selected for its use of site and spatial feel. Photographs and project statistics are included. 04/30/2007
A Wonder of Modern Design Closes Deals in the Heartland. Profiles Kenyon College's athletic center, a large and heavily-used facility that includes and indoor pool and tennis courts, an auditorium, meeting rooms, a running track, basketball court,... 02/22/2007
ACSM's Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines. 4th edition The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) sets the industry standard for certifying professionals involved in health and fitness and their clinical applications. This ACSM publication provides a... 12/31/2011
Adaptive Physical Development Facility, Yuba College. Describes this unusual California development facility for the disabled that also serves as a rehabilitation center for students and athletes. Building statistics, a listing of the design and... 06/30/2005
All Costs Considered. Reviews macro and micro building decisions which can dramatically impact the cost of a campus athletic facility. Macro decisions include floor plan and volume efficiency. Micro decisions include... 11/30/2006
Architectural Showcase, 1999 Profiles 81 facilities constructed or renovated within the past 3 years that will be competitively judged in Athletic Business' 12th Facility of Merit award. Facilities are presented in the... 05/31/1999
Architectural Showcase. This 20th annual compilation of notable new or renovated athletic facilities includes 38 public, private, and higher education installations. Photographs and statistics are included with each project... 04/30/2007
Architectural Showcase. This 21st annual compilation of notable new or renovated athletic facilities includes 43 secondary school and higher education installations. Photographs and statistics are included with each project... 05/31/2008
Are Recreational Facilities and Education Directly Linked? Cites research indicating the importance of recreational opportunities in college recruitment and student health. The positive and negative aspects of the trend toward more luxurious student sports... 09/30/2005
Ascending on a Budget: Making Money-Smart Decisions with Climbing Walls. Discusses the growing popularity and demand for climbing walls in higher education recreational facilities. Types of walls, their maintenance and refurbishing, and a variety of movement features are... 03/31/2011

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