Author: Jimmy Gleason Facility Manager – Leonhard Recreation Center Managing a recreation center comes with many opportunities and challenges, especially if it is a member based facility. As the Manager of the Leonhard Recreation Center for the Champaign Park District, … Continue reading Expert Advice: Planning to Build a Recreation Center?
The ABC News website features an interesting article on the growing number of churches with “Food Courts, Rock Climbing and Jesus” … and basketball courts. Mega-churches or not, many new construction or renovated churches are including multi-purpose rooms featuring athletic equipment … Continue reading “Food Courts, Rock Climbing and Jesus”
Most competition gymnasiums are designed with clear height in mind. (Clear height: the distance from the finished floor to the lowest-hanging overhead obstruction.) Clear height is especially important for competition basketball and volleyball, as certain sport governing bodies set forth … Continue reading Optimize Design For Clear Heights
Architects: when designing your next athletic facility, keep these 5 critical factors in mind. There are many different models of ceiling suspended backstops that fold and operate in a variety of ways. Some models fold the brace forward, backwards, and … Continue reading 5 Critical Considerations For Ceiling Suspended Backstops
The Double 6-pack (also know as a Quad) gym is a comprehensive gymnasium configuration which typically accommodates 6 court layouts and 3 large divider curtains. With all the curtains lowered, the gymnasium is divided into 4 main sections (Get it? … Continue reading Crack That Double 6-Pack
When planning or designing a new gymnasium, there are a multitude of details to consider. Door-to-court location can pose safety problems and padding challenges. With an abundance of athletic equipment, storage closets are commonly connected to gymnasium spaces- as they should … Continue reading Gymnasium Safety: Padded Doors
The “6-Pack” Gym The 6-pack gym is a basic, yet complete gymnasium court configuration which generally features one main court (flooring, striping, and bleachers oriented to maximize this court) and two side (practice) courts. A divider curtain typically separates the two … Continue reading Crack That 6-Pack!
Most divider curtains on the market are made out of a combination of a solid vinyl panel and a semi-transparent vinyl mesh. Some are made completely of one or the other (or neither – net curtains are also available, but that’s … Continue reading 5 Things To Consider When Specifying A Divider Curtain
Facility Highlight: LakePoint Sneak Peek The LakePoint Sporting Community, opened in November of 2013, is the ultimate destination for athletes and spectators alike. Currently, over 40 unique sports are played on-site and the excitement doesn’t stop there: LakePoint is expanding to include … Continue reading Facility Highlight: LakePoint Sneak Peek
Eastview Church: A Design On Trend As parishioners’ worship styles have evolved over time, and so have the buildings that house them. To many, churches have become multi-purpose facilities for schools, cafes, food distribution centers, concert halls, and yes – … Continue reading Eastview Church: A Design On Trend