Athletic Facilities--HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Facility Focus: Sports Centers. Describes three recent campus athletic centers: an economically built tennis facility at the College of Santa Fe, and multipurpose facilities at Westfield State College and the University of Alabama. 04/30/2005
Facility Focus: Sports Recreation Centers. Presents three examples of campus sports centers whose design and construction had to overcome some challenging location problems. Photos and project costs are included. 01/31/2001
Facility Focus: Stadiums/Track and Field. Profiles recent athletic facility renovations and additions at the University of Iowa, Virginia Tech, and University of California. The first two projects are major stadium renovations, and third is... 07/31/2008
Fit and Healthy on Campus: A Look at Trends in Recreation at Colleges and Universities. Presents the results of a 2008 survey revealing the 62.6 percent of colleges and universities had plans for recreational center construction, with 26 percent planning to build new, 37 percent... 05/31/2008
Fitness in Flux. Presents survey results of collegiate fitness centers showing that they are rapidly changing and more popular than ever. Data reveal center sizes have increased 10 to 20 percent over the past 5... 03/31/1999
For Your Convenience. Discusses new locker room configurations that more appropriately accommodate current college student use, which often involves no desire to shower on site, or a desire to use the athletic facility as... 03/31/2007
Four Fabric Structures. A Report. Provides photographs and descriptions of four projects using fabric to enclose recreational facilities. Three of the four examples are air-supported structures: University of Santa Clara, Charles... 06/30/1975
Go Team! Describes facility costs that college athletic programs incur as they compete against each other to attract talent. The quest for luxurious new playing venues and amenity-laden training facilities... 10/31/2005
Gopher Goal. Describes the design of the University of Minnesota's expansion of its Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex, which included a new entrance (the Hall of Traditions) and weight-training gym. Includes... 06/30/2002
Grand Valley State University Laker Turf Building. Profiles this LEED Gold long-span indoor sports field facility, positioned on the site to maximize daylighting, solar heating, and natural ventilation. Photovoltaics and a rainwater collection system... 10/31/2009
Graphic Impact: Texas Christian University Recreation Center. Describes the graphics program for the renovated and expanded Texas Christian University Recreation Center. The graphics were designed to enhance the architectural program of the building, orient and... 12/31/2003
Green Building Features: Pomona College South Campus Athletic Facility Describes the green building features of a Pomona College athletic facility, including energy efficient lighting, high efficiency plumbing fixtures, recycled building materials, and a lacrosse-size... 12/31/2010
Green Up: Trends in Eco-Friendly Facility Design. Discusses environmentally friendly trends in athletic facility design, with an emphasis on LEED certification. Examples of three higher education facilities are described. 08/31/2009
Greening Athletics: Beyond the Playing Field. Discusses the trend toward green design, construction, and operation of higher education athletic facilities. Examples from three institutions are provided, with descriptions that include site... 04/30/2008
Hertz Center Tulane University This new practice facility provides a permanent home for Tulane University's basketball and volleyball programs with a two-court gymnasium, training center, locker rooms, conference rooms and... 05/31/2012
High-Rising Rec Centers. Examines how tight urban sites can yield sports spaces that favorably compare to their more rural campus counterparts. Potential areas of concern when recreation centers are reconfigured into high-... 07/31/2000
Historic Building Works Out. Profiles this historic building that was converted into a recreation center for Virginia Commonwealth University. The building, originally a market, and then an auditorium, was wrapped with a modern... 09/30/2010
Hitting the Showers...in Style. Describes state-of-the-art varsity locker room amenities including individual video monitors and internet access at lockers, and expanded lounge areas. However, as students more frequently dress in... 11/30/2004
Home Field Advantage. Describes how higher education institutions are upgrading stadiums with amenities that generate revenue to support athletic programs, including premium seating, retail venues, year-round meeting... 11/30/2005
Honeymoon Suites. Describes the rapid expansion of upscale premium suites and seating in collegiate athletic venues, largely as a means to pay for needed renovation elsewhere in the facility. Notable installations are... 08/31/2005
How Important Are Sports Master Plans for Smaller Schools? Examines the development of a sports master plan that can help an organization call attention to the need to upgrade sports facilities. Also suggests practical solutions to gain school administrative... 07/31/2001
Illinois State University Fitness Center & McCormick Hall Photos and description of an addition and renovation funded through student fees that created a new nearly 190,000-square-foot home for its School of Kinesiology and Recreation and Recreation... 04/30/2012
Illinois State University Recreation Center and McCormick Hall Renovation Provides a home for the School of Kinesiology and Recreation and the Recreation Services Department, as well as several new wellness partners. Includes pool, climbing wall, juice bar, academic... 05/31/2012
In the Paint. Universities Make Mark With Basketball Court Aesthetics. As intercollegiate athletic teams strive for individuality, the basketball court is ripe for making a signature. Discusses distinctive looking court surfaces. 10/31/2011
Is Rubber Flooring Right for Your Facility? Discusses the benefits of rubber flooring for college fitness areas and what to look for when buying it. Money savings tips when selecting rubber flooring are discussed. 05/31/1999

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