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April 24, 2017
Austin, TX Chamber of Commerce Endorses B&D Developed AISD Facilities Master Plan 

Mr. Drew Scheberle, Senior Vice President of the Austin, TX Chamber of Commerce, discusses the chamber's endorsement of the B&D developed Austin Independent School District Facilities Master Plan.

April 19, 2017
B&D to Study Stadium Impact in Pawtucket, R.I. 

Brailsford & Dunlavey will explore the financial impact of two possible new ballpark sites on Pawtucket’s downtown revitalization effort, as well as keeping the team in its current home at McCoy Stadium.

December 5, 2016
Brailsford & Dunlavey Elevates Three Leaders to Executive Vice President Level 

Will Mangrum, Brad Noyes & Jeff Turner to Lead Program Management Firm’s Continued National Expansion

December 1, 2016
B&D's Ryan Gever in the American School Board Journal 

Ryan Gever shares his insightful knowledge of how urban school districts can improve their practices of putting surplus school buildings to good use once again.

November 2, 2016
B&D’s Peter Isaac Named to Building Design + Construction Magazine’s “Forty Under 40” for 2016 

Owner’s Representation in Growing Higher Education Public-Private Partnership Area Propelled Isaac to Prestigious Industry Recognition

September 28, 2016
Former DC Department of General Services (DGS) Head Brian Hanlon Returns to Brailsford & Dunlavey 

... Brian Hanlon, is returning to the program management firm, Brailsford & Dunlavey (B&D) as Vice President - Director of Program Management...

July 13, 2016
Downtown Kannapolis Baseball Stadium Could Generate More Than $19 million in Economic Impact a Year 

A downtown baseball stadium could generate more than $19 million worth of economic impact each year and support 248 jobs, according to a study by the consultant firm, Brailsford & Dunlavey.

June 29, 2016
D.C. Schools Seek Input on Building Redesigns 

...Ty Specht, an educational facilities planner for Brailsford & Dunlavey, a program management firm in the District working with the school modernization process, made a slide presentation that showed the modes in which schools are being designed to the audience.

June 20, 2016
The Top 50 Program Management Firms 

June 20, 2016
Ignorance Isn't Bliss 

FCSI associate member Tara Bliss of Brailsford & Dunlavey explains exactly why she loves her profession and why she never wants to stop learning.

June 1, 2016
How to Make the Most of Facility Site Visits 

..."Acknowledge internally what you believe will be particularly distinctive for your project," says Ann Dummie, regional vice president for program management firm Brailsford & Dunlavey."

April 20, 2016
How to Become a Better Project Manager: 81 Tips From PM Experts 

...Greg Smith, Project Manager at Brailsford & Dunlavey, says he often sees project managers get very set in their ways...

April 6, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: Events DC Reveals RFK Stadium-Armory Campus Masterplan Concepts 

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced on Monday evening, the details of two conceptual plans for the 190-acre RFK Stadium-Armory Campus site, with design concepts by OMA New York, led by partner Jason Long, in partnership with DC-based program management team, Brailsford & Dunlavey.

March 28, 2016
Campus Life Survey gathers student opinion for Master Plan 

"...CMU leaders and B&D will consider trends and the best practices regarding student life facilities..."

March 26, 2016
OPINION: What is the Prudent Cost of Business on the MPEV? 

...Brailsford & Dunlavey is the gold standard for market analysis on proposed stadiums and teams...

March 2, 2016
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education Asks Students to Fill Out Survey on Improvements to Recreational Facilities 

. . . The survey's results will be used as part of a larger effort to address the Columbia community's campus recreation, physical education, and intercollegiate athletic needs.

February 23, 2016
Baseball Study Recommends Downtown Macon Stadium for Minor League Team 

The company behind a Macon baseball feasibility study is recommending a downtown ballpark as a catalyst for economic development, with the ability to draw at least 250,000 people each year.

February 23, 2016
Events D.C. Names Architect, Program Manager for St. E's Arena 

...Events D.C. also has named Brailsford & Dunlavey as the program manager for the construction project. It will be the "eyes and ears to oversee the project for us," O'Dell said.

February 19, 2016
Consultant Recommends New Dorm for Upper-Class UVa Students 

A national real-estate firm has recommended that the University of Virginia consider building a 300-bedroom apartment complex to house upper-class students at a site just south of Central Ground.

February 17, 2016
Consultants Say Double-A Team Could Succeed in Amarillo 

A Double-A baseball team in Amarillo would most likely be successful, according to new information released Wednesday.

February 14, 2016
Wayne State University to Add Housing 

...Washington, D.C.-based Brailsford & Dunlavey Inc. is consulting with the university on the project....

February 11, 2016
B&D President Chris Dunlavey Named to Prestigious American Institute of Architects College of Fellows 

The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Brailsford & Dunlavey president Chris Dunlavey, FAIA, to its prestigious College of Fellows.

January 13, 2016
Study: Strong Demand for Additional Student Housing at Wichita State 

...The university on Wednesday released the findings of a Brailsford & Dunlavey study that evaluated the feasibility of adding additional on-campus housing at WSU.

January 9, 2016
Amarillo's Development Partner No Stranger to Stadiums 

The company with the contract to research the possibility of drawing a AA baseball team to a new stadium downtown is no stranger to looking at the merits of large community venues.

January 6, 2016
Redskins Advance Plans to Relocate, Hire Google’s Architect for New Stadium 

...The selection of Bjarke Ingels represented “a very interesting and different kind of choice” because of the firm’s splashy work on an assortment of other projects and recent foray into sports said Christopher S. Dunlavey, president of the D.C.based planning and architectural firm Brailsford & Dunlavey.

January 6, 2016
Firm to Study AA Baseball Prospects 

...They voted unanimously to hire Brailsford & Dunlavey to do the preliminary studies to look at bringing AA baseball, affiliated with Major League Baseball, to the proposed downtown ballpark and event venue.

November 9, 2015
Mayor: Downtown Ballpark Could Drive Development If Done Right 

. . . Pat DiGiovanni, president and CEO of Centro San Antonio, said on Monday his group has a signed letter of engagement with national stadium consultant Brailsford & Dunlavey to conduct a feasibility study that would help local leaders determine where such a ballpark should be located, how it can be funded and what level of economic impact it would have on the center city.

November 9, 2015
Firm Tours Potential Stadium Locations for Professional Baseball in Macon 

...B&D Venues toured Luther Williams Field and the site of the former Bibb Mill as they begin a feasibility study this week.

November 5, 2015
TWU Eyes New Housing Options on Campus 

. . . The university has been working with consultant Brailsford & Dunlavey since September to help officials define the priorities for new housing and analyze what the university can afford.

November 5, 2015
BOG Committee Ppproves Andros Village 

. . . The B&D report found that the university’s housing need would be approximately 6,000 beds in
the Fall of 2017.

October 28, 2015
Look at What UWEC Has Planned for Its Huge New Arena/Rec 

. . . The Blugold Real Estate Foundation has taken ownership of the site and hired program management firm Brailsford and Dunlavey to conduct a market analysis.

October 13, 2015
Port Huron Council Hears Public's Side Over McMorran Pavilion Purchase Offers 

. . . The capital investment numbers Hills referenced came from the presentation the council received from firm Brailsford and Dunlavey . . .

October 10, 2015
New Dorms: Florida Universities Building Plusher Digs to Lure Students 

A 2014 study by the program management firm Brailsford & Dunlavey found . . .

October 9, 2015
Centro San Antonio Ready to Take a Swing at New Downtown Stadium 

. . . Centro has reached out to national stadium consultant Brailsford & Dunlavey to provide expertise on where such a ballpark should be developed, how it could be funded and what San Antonio can expect with regard to economic impact opportunities. . . .

October 8, 2015
$50,000 Baseball Feasibility Study Explained 

Luther Williams Field is one of the proposed sites a company out of Washington D.C. will look at as they decide if Macon-Bibb can hold and keep a minor league baseball team.

September 16, 2015
Groundbreaking Ceremony for Titan Student Center Expansion 

. . . Prior to the proposal, the TSCGB hired program management firm Brailsford & Dunlavey to survey the TSU and determine what students would benefit from most.

September 9, 2015
District Seeks Community Input on Future of RFK Stadium Area 

Capitol Hill area residents will get a chance to weigh in on the future uses of the RFK stadium campus at a community meeting next week.

August 26, 2015
City Presents Results, Recommendations of Parks Survey to Public 

In a survey of about 1,700 Vestavia residents, the firm found that 2/3 of respondents agreed that the city’s current recreational capacity is not enough.

August 1, 2015
Grain of Truth 

How should the foodservice industry respond to growing demand for gluten-free food?  B&D's John Cornyn and other industry experts weigh in.

July 14, 2015
Study Should Help City Address Recreational Needs 

With a growing sports program and limited fields to handle the influx of young athletes, Vestavia Hills city and recreational officials commissioned a study to address the city’s future recreational needs earlier this year.

July 5, 2015
Students, City, UND Aim to Enhance Livability Through Destination Districts 

UND and city officials are once again looking at creating vibrancy districts for students to engage more with the community, and this time they say it's going to be different.

July 1, 2015
O.T. Sloan Park Not Likely Site for Sport Complex 

After hopes that a multi-sport complex could be built at Sanford's O.T. Sloan Park, as of Tuesday that dream will most likely not be feasible at that site.

June 22, 2015
The Top 50 Program Management Firms 

June 19, 2015
LSU Nicholson Gateway Project Moving Forward, Developer to Be Selected This Fall 

The master developer for LSU’s Nicholson Gateway Project--a mixed-use retail and residential project that will be developed on 28 acres along Nicholson Drive between Skip Bertman Drive and West Chimes Street—could be chosen by late fall, according to a timeline for the project being presented this morning to the LSU Board of Supervisors.

May 22, 2015
Orange Coast College Aims to Open On-campus Dorms by Fall 2019 

Orange Coast College aims to build and open dorms by fall 2019 as part of a larger project that could make the school the only community college in Southern California to provide on-campus student housing.

March 11, 2015
Prince George’s Seeks Input on $2 Billion School Priority Plan 

A new process for evaluating and rating school system facilities is under development to help Prince George’s Public Schools prioritize over $2 billion worth of deferred maintenance.

March 1, 2015
Northwestern’s Master Plan 

Northwestern University’s Dr. Paul Riel tells us about the university’s new comprehensive master plan, which will upgrade housing at the private college.

January 31, 2015
City: Sports Complex Could Be an 'Economic Anchor' 

The Sanford City Council's dream of a multi-sport complex at O.T. Sloan Park took another step toward becoming a reality Friday when council members met with representatives from Brailsford & Dunlavey, a Washington, D.C.-based program management firm, to fine tune their vision for the project.

October 31, 2014
Housing, a Long-Awaited Update 

With thousands of students providing input, years of preparation, and hundreds of hours of planning, the Department of Housing and Residence Life, along with the Division of Student Development, has officially announced that SLU’s campus is getting a face-lift.

October 16, 2014
Terra Looking at New Housing 

President Jerome Webster told Terra State Community College’s board Wednesday the school is interested in building an on-campus housing/retail complex that could house up to 200 students in its initial phase.

October 7, 2014
OCC Set to Add New Student Union 

Orange Coast College students will get a new $70 million Student Union complex by 2016 and the new facility will have plenty of room for students to chill out.

August 31, 2014
Gold Citation - Common Areas — Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School 

August 7, 2014
Cal Poly Releases Study Looking at Construction of On-Campus Facilities, Hotel Among Them 

A study exploring the possibility of building an event and hotel conference center on Cal Poly’s campus was released by university administrators on Wednesday.

July 14, 2014
Case Study: Masonvale at Virginia’s George Mason University 

June 20, 2014
Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence — Roosevelt University: Wabash Building 

June 16, 2014
Rocks Cats’ Project $8.1M in Revenue With Hartford Move 

Once the Rock Cats move their franchise from New Britain to Hartford, the team could instantly become one of the top 15 highest earning minor league ballclubs in the country, according to initial revenue projections by a Washington D.C. consultant.

June 10, 2014
Maryland Stadium Authority Awards $6.3M Contract for Baltimore Schools Overhaul 

The Maryland Stadium Authority has selected a joint venture to perform management services for the massive $1.1 billion overhaul and construction of Baltimore City Public School buildings.

May 28, 2014
Planners Brief LR District on Buildings 

A team of facility planners presented the Little Rock School Board on Tuesday with difference scenarios for resolving condition, use and capacity issues at school buildings in the state's largest school district within its nearly 50 campuses.

May 26, 2014
Firm Introduces Plan to Expand University Union 

Cal Poly has already made plans to expand campus housing to accommodate growing freshman classes, but the Julian A. McPhee University Union (UU) could be the next campus facility to expand, with a proposal to nearly double its square footage.

May 2, 2014
Forget facelifts. Architects are giving D.C. public schools luxurious settings worthy of trophy office buildings. 

Battle lines are being drawn over D.C.’s public school boundaries, but we’ve already seen victories in improving the physical environments for learning.

May 1, 2014
Critical MAS 

The membership of FCSI may have a larger number of professional designers than management advisory services (MAS) consultants globally, but MAS membership is growing.

May 1, 2014
Outstanding Design, Architecture in Education — Honorable Mention — Dunbar Senior High School 

April 17, 2014
Consulting Firms Planning, Seeking Input for Student Center Renovation 

Planning is underway for renovations and expansion to the LBJ Student Center as consultants look to students for input on the changes.

April 8, 2014
MLB Enthusiasts Make Another Pitch 

There’s a buzz throughout major-league baseball about Montreal regaining the franchise it lost when the Expos moved to Washington in 2005.

March 28, 2014
Albany Convention Center Management Won't Include The Egg 

Hands off The Egg. That was essentially the message today about the future of the egg-shaped performing arts center at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY, and a $66.5 million convention center that will be built downtown.

March 27, 2014
Commissioners May Support Minor League Baseball Study 

A contract to study the feasibility of bringing a professional baseball team to Allegany County could be awarded at today’s Allegany County Commission meeting.

March 26, 2014
Learning by Design - Grand Prize Award - New Construction / Addition (Entire School / Campus Building) — Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School 

March 1, 2014
School Roofs Aren't What They Used To Be 

They really don't make roofs the way they used to.

January 25, 2014
St. Charles Community College May Add Student Housing 

On-campus housing could be coming to St. Charles Community College.

January 8, 2014
Feasibility Study Says Columbia Ready to Play Ball With Minor League Team 

Columbia City Council was presented with the results of an independent feasibility study on the topic of building a stadium and bringing a minor league professional team to the city.

January 8, 2014
Study: New Ballpark Would Cost City About $41 Million 

Tuesday Columbia City Council was presented the feasibility study on if Columbia could support a minor league baseball team.

January 7, 2014
Columbia Big Enough for 2 Teams, Study Finds 

Minor league baseball at a new stadium on the former site of the S.C. State Hospital on Bull Street wouldn’t adversely impact the two-time national champion University of South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team, experts who conducted a feasibility study for the city told council Tuesday.

December 27, 2013
A Seamless Experience 

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) in Highland Heights, KY, has been experiencing an increase in construction activity on campus.

December 16, 2013
AIA Award of Merit in Historic Resources — Meridian Public Charter School 

November 13, 2013
More Space for More Students 

Over the next two years, Cal State Fullerton’s 37-year-old student center will undergo a major facelift.

November 1, 2013
Facility of Merit — Georgia College & State University: Wellness and Recreation Center 

November 1, 2013
Facility of Merit — Iowa State University: State Gym 

November 1, 2013
Outstanding Design Award — Anacostia High School 

November 1, 2013
Pace Breaks Ground on $150 Million Satellite Campus Revitalization 

Pace University has broken ground on a $150 million revitalization of the school's Pleasantville campus.

October 23, 2013
Portland Duo Wants the City and Major League Baseball to Strike a Courtship to Lure a Team Westward 

They don't own the land, they don't have the cash, and they don't have a prospective team.

August 1, 2013
Taking on the Old Boys’ Club 

What do you think of when you hear the phrase old boys’ club?

July 5, 2013
BB&T Ballpark Is Reshaping Charlotte Knights Franchise 

The Charlotte Knights lose money, rank last in the league in attendance and come as an afterthought to most sports fans around town.

June 19, 2013
John Cornyn and Joyce Fasano Join B&D as Vice Presidents and Foodservice Specialists 

B&D is pleased to welcome John Cornyn and Joyce Fasano, formerly of The Cornyn Fasano Group (CFG), as its newest vice presidents. For more information, please download the press release.

June 18, 2013
Cornyn and Fasano Join Brailsford & Dunlavey 

Longtime foodservice consultants John Cornyn and Joyce Fasano have become vice presidents for Brailsford & Dunlavey, a national program management firm that offers comprehensive services ranging from strategic planning to implementation with a focus on education, government and sports/fitness facilities.

June 4, 2013
Report: New Indoor Pool Could Cost $20-33M 

A new indoor recreation facility in Reston would cost between $20.3 million and $33.5 million, but costs would be as much as 81 percent covered within 10 years.

June 1, 2013
Final Walkthru: Woodrow Wilson High School 

The modernization of Woodrow Wilson High School, built in 1935 and accorded historic landmark status during the project's Design Phase, combined renovation and adaptive resuse of 305,286 square feet of existing space plus 71,221 square feet of new construction.

June 1, 2013
Education Design Showcase Project of Distinction - K-12 — H.D. Woodson High School 

May 23, 2013
UMass Boston builds support for on-campus housing 

At UMass Boston, support for on-campus dorms is growing, according to preliminary data released by the university.

May 15, 2013
Lower Paxton Township Seeking Consultant for Market Analyses of Potential Friendship Center Changes 

Aspects of Lower Paxton Township’s Friendship Center soon could be put under an economic microscope.

May 13, 2013
Fredericksburg Seen As "Ideal" City for Minor League Baseball 

Fredericksburg would be an “ideal location for minor league baseball,” a Washington-based firm told the city’s Economic Development Authority on Monday.

May 8, 2013
Results of Stadium Study to Be Presented to Fredericksburg EDA 

The preliminary results of a study to assess the economic potential of a multi-purpose baseball stadium in Fredericksburg will be presented to the city’s Economic Development Authority on Monday.

April 17, 2013
RCC Supporter: "We Are Shortchanging Kids" 

A vision is beginning to emerge for the proposed new Reston Community Center facility at Baron Cameron Park.

April 1, 2013
Learning by Design Outstanding Project Award - New Construction - Entire School/Campus Building — H.D. Woodson High School 

April 1, 2013
Learning by Design - Honorable Mention Award - Renovation / Adaptive Reuse / Restoration (Historic Preservation) — Woodrow Wilson Senior High School 

March 19, 2013
Student Housing at CGCC Unlikely for Now 

Columbia-Greene Community College has been pondering the idea of on-campus student housing for about 10 years, and at Monday’s board of trustees meeting, they got an answer: not now.

February 27, 2013
Terra Board Looks at Preliminary Housing and Retail Assessment 

With its current enrollment numbers, Terra State Community College could support 400 student housing units and 7,500 to 10,000 square feet of retail space if the college’s board of trustees decided to move forward with construction of an on-campus student village.

January 30, 2013
Arena Study Unveiled 

After nearly five years of discussions, fundraising and bid evaluation, the city of Jackson finally has the results of a feasibility study for a new downtown arena.

December 15, 2012
Facility of Merit — Portland State University: Academic and Student Recreation Center 

December 15, 2012
Facility of Merit — University of Massachusetts Amherst: Recreation Center 

December 15, 2012
Facility of Merit — California State University, Northridge: Student Recreation Center 

December 15, 2012
Facility of Merit — University of Central Missouri: Student Recreation and Wellness Center / Morrow-Garrison Complex 

December 6, 2012
Terra Board Looking at Early Study About Housing and Retail 

In conjunction with its Vision 2016 strategic plan, Terra State Community College is taking a preliminary look at future on-campus housing and retail possibilities located in a "Terra Village" through a new market study.

November 29, 2012
Student Survey Explores Possibility of Raising Activity Fees 

Dean of Students Mike Hogg sent out a survey which asked questions about a potential campus recreation fee increase to students via email on Nov. 14.

November 20, 2012
New Student Center Likelier Than Ever As Key Forces Come Together 

When Frontera Fresco opens in Norris University Center later this month, it will stand as the latest change to the 40-year-old facility.

November 8, 2012
Residential Services Hires Company to Create Housing Master Plan 

The University has hired a program management firm to help define the direction of on-campus housing for the next ten years.

October 2, 2012
Odum Village Housing Planned to Close by 2015 

UNC students looking to live in Odum Village apartments might not have the chance to do so after 2015.

October 1, 2012
Dorm-building Lessons From Gallaudet University 

Up until this school year, the dorms at Gallaudet University looked like dorms you could find anywhere in the country, with only slight hints that deaf students lived there.

September 30, 2012
Gallaudet University’s New Dorm Designed With Deaf Students in Mind 

Gallaudet University’s newest residence hall has many of the luxury perks that have become common in dorms across the country.

September 7, 2012
Management Team Outlines Goals, Timeline for FWCS Board 

Fort Wayne Community Schools board had its first work session Thursday with Brailsford & Dunlavey, the company the district has hired to manage its $119 million building project.

August 28, 2012
FWCS to Pay Ohio Building Consultant $250,000 

The Fort Wayne Community Schools board agreed Monday to hire an Ohio consulting firm to oversee the upcoming $119 million school buildings improvement project.  Brailsford & Dunlavy, a program management firm out of Dublin, Ohio, will manage the project’s engineering, design and construction at an initial cost of $250,000.

August 21, 2012
Yavapai College Board Mulls Dropping Student Housing 

As Prescott College students move into a brand-new housing complex across town, Yavapai College is thinking about getting out of the student housing business.

August 7, 2012
BCC Could Have Dorms in 2014 

Broome Community College could have its first dorms by the fall of 2014 — if there are no construction or financing delays.  “I’m an optimist,” said college President Kevin Drumm during the first of two meetings Tuesday on the prospect of dorms. He called the 2014 date the “ideal timeline.”

August 7, 2012
BCC Considering On-campus Housing 

It’s a growing trend across the state: Community colleges offering on-campus housing to students.  "Over 30 percent, closer to 40 percent of community colleges now have housing and I believe more than half are in the state of New York,” said Jeffrey Turner, Brailsford and Dunlavey Senior VP.

August 7, 2012
Thalia Mara Needs $3 Million in Upgrades: Consulting Firm 

A consulting firm told the Jackson City Council this afternoon that Thalia Mara Hall will need as much as $3 million in upgrades to avoid losing events and revenue in the coming years.

August 7, 2012
Talking Thalia Mara Upgrades 

A program management firm has studied Thalia Mara Hall and is recommending the city make some major upgrades to the theater and hire an events manager. The city could lose the International Ballet Competition unless it upgrades the facility.

July 18, 2012
Re-envisioning Nicholson 

In five to six years, a trip down Nicholson Drive through the LSU campus could appear a bit different.

July 13, 2012
Fake Grass Would Take Some Real Money 

The St. Mary’s school board is hoping for an outpouring of donations to fund new synthetic turf fields at the county’s three public high schools.

June 25, 2012
Brailsford & Dunlavey Unit to Target Sports 

Brailsford & Dunlavey, a firm tied to sports facility development, has formed B&D Venues as a separate division to focus on sports projects.  The Washington firm conducts feasibility studies and market research for several building types,  ncluding stadiums and arenas, as well as serving in the role of owner’s representative for the stakeholders financing the deals.

June 22, 2012
LCC Students Want Housing Near Campus 

A recent study indicated that Lewis and Clark Community College students are interested in having the option of student housing being available within walking distance of campus.

June 22, 2012
Backers: Sports Complexes Would Strengthen Midstate Economy 

From basketball and wrestling championships to soccer, softball, baseball and volleyball tournaments, Central Pennsylvania's tourism agencies and special event venues have applied the full-court press to attract youth sporting events.  Big events equate to families and visitors spending, which means huge dollar signs for the local economy.

June 1, 2012
Funding Facilities and Facilities Improvements in the Current Market 

In recent years, more institutions have looked for innovative, outside-the-box methods of funding their investments in the physical campus — including an array of models for public-private partnerships, mixed-use facilities, and (in a few cases) fundraising for renewal and maintenance.

May 30, 2012
Dauphin County Sportsplex Study Moving Forward 

A feasibility study for what could end up being a premier multisport complex in Dauphin County likely will wrap up by the fall, said Mark Shade, a spokesman for the Mid State Alliance, a South Hanover Township-based nonprofit.

April 27, 2012
Baseball Development Team Aims to Ease Funding Burden, Reap Rewards 

As opposition strengthened against a proposed taxpayer-funded baseball stadium, Mandalay Baseball's Rich Neumann made a last-minute decision earlier this month to shift to a privately led development effort.

April 19, 2012
Members of NU Community Express Opinions on New Student Center During Focus Group 

Northwestern students met with representatives from Brailsford and Dunlavey consulting firm to discuss potential renovations to the Norris University Center in two focus groups Wednesday.

April 16, 2012
Faculty, Staff Asked to Complete Campus Rec Survey 

Since its completion in 2003, the Campus Recreation Center has served as an important asset to the UAB campus community.

April 11, 2012
School System Presents Site Plan to City Hall for Jefferson-Houston 

After years of failing test scores and faltering attendance, school officials now have a plan to demolish the existing Jefferson-Houston School and build a new one.

April 4, 2012
OU Housing and Food Initiative Seeking Sooners’ Opinions 

OU Housing and Food Services administrators have begun a new initiative intended to help students influence the department’s future projects.

March 9, 2012
ESU Project Begins With Closing Apartment Complex 

Emporia State University plans to close its ESU Apartments at 1201 Triplett Drive at the end of the summer semester as part of a multimillion-dollar project that will upgrade and renovate its residence hall offerings and move the residential living program closer to the main campus.

February 14, 2012
Governing Board Takes First Steps Towards Creating Brand New TSU 

The Associated Students, Inc. Cookout last month helped spread the word on an expansion of the Titan Student Union. It was also the first step in a lengthy process that the Titan Student Center’s Governing Board members and their associates took to decide what the facility’s future will be.

February 1, 2012
Detroit Public Schools Receives $500.5 Million in Federal Funding 

Detroit Public Schools (DPS) is receiving badly needed funding for its schools, thanks to a $500.5 million bond construction program funded by Proposal S dollars.

January 30, 2012
ASI Seeks Student Opinion at Cookout 

Hundreds of hungry students lined up in the Quad Tuesday to enjoy a free lunch at the Associated Students Inc. Cookout, an event held four times a semester to promote different groups of student government.

January 1, 2012
Renovation and Construction Showcase — University of Texas at Austin: Student Activity Center 

January 1, 2012
Renovation and Construction Showcase — University of Wisconsin-Madison: Union South 

December 11, 2011
Survey May Lead to USU Upgrades 

Cal State Long Beach students are visiting the University Student Union less than the national average of student union visits, according to a survey conducted by program management firm Brailsford & Dunlavey.

December 5, 2011
Report on Emporia State University Housing Is Under Study 

A consultant’s report on Emporia State University’s student housing has been accepted and is currently under review by university staff, according to ESU Interim President Ed Flentje.

December 1, 2011
Facility of Merit — University of Iowa: Campus Recreation and Wellness Center 

November 22, 2011
Student Life Center Proposed 

Development is currently underway to implement a new student life center on Augusta State University’s
Wrightsboro Road campus.

October 26, 2011
Campus Retains Consultant Firm for Lower Sproul Renovation Operating Costs 

As part of another step in the multimillion dollar Lower Sproul renovation project, UC Berkeley has recently retained a Washington D.C.-based consultant firm to assist in gauging the potential maintenance and operating costs associated with the project.

October 1, 2011
Georgia Gwinnett College Student Center 

Georgia Gwinnett College's student center was completed in time for the opening of its first residential housing.

September 18, 2011
Campus Greenlights Five Dorm Demolitions 

A committee of USC’s board of trustees gave approval to a $200 million long-term housing plan that would erect several new residence halls, demolish several others and increase on-campus beds by 1,173.

September 16, 2011
$191 Million Plan Would Overhaul USC Housing 

The University of South Carolina is considering a $191-million dormitory construction and renovation plan that would tear down several residence halls, build more and fix up others over the next decade.

July 10, 2011
Operating Cost Projections for Lower Sproul Renovation Show Deficit 

Projections for the operating costs of the redesigned Lower Sproul Plaza show a negative cash flow associated with the operation costs of the future facilities, according to a presentation from a consultant to the plaza’s renovation project.

June 23, 2011
NMSU Regents Adopt Housing Master Plan in Las Cruces 

At a regular meeting Thursday, June 23, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents adopted a master plan for housing at the university.

June 1, 2011
Architectural Showcase — Young Harris College: Recreation and Fitness Center 

June 1, 2011
Architectural Showcase — Wilson Aquatic Center 

May 1, 2011
A Marathon Year for Detroit School Construction 

It's been a marathon year for the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Construction Bond Program and the Walbridge Joint Venture (WJV), program managers for the $500.5 million program committed to delivering 18 Detroit School projects in three years.

March 28, 2011
OSU Student Center Design Takes Shape 

Plans are flying for the Student Experience Center — Oregon State University’s new student activities building — a space that will house the student-run organizations now in Snell Hall.

February 18, 2011
Construction of a New Holy Cross “Student Life” 

In a recent letter to the President's Council, Rev. Michael McFarland, S.J. explained that the core problem of the off-campus issues is the lack of an active, on-campus student life, especially compared to other similar schools.

February 2, 2011
Absolutely Terrific 

Brailsford & Dunlavey CEO Paul Brailsford (his firm has worked for over 18 years with 200 colleges) recommends exploring markets with high barriers to entry—or risk oversupply—and says to remember that each school has different policies and off-campus markets.

February 1, 2011
Design Build Award — Henry D. Cooke Elementary School 

February 1, 2011
Best Sustainable Project of the Year - Design Build — Henry D. Cooke Elementary School 

January 1, 2011
ACUI Renovation & Construction Showcase — University of Missouri-Kansas City 

January 1, 2011
ACUI Renovation & Construction Showcase — University of Memphis 

January 1, 2011
ACUI Renovation & Construction Showcase — California State University Channel Islands 

January 1, 2011
ACUI Renovation & Construction Showcase — The Ohio State University 

January 1, 2011
ACUI Renovation & Construction Showcase — University of Southern California 

October 1, 2010
Sustainability & Innovation Award — Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School 

September 20, 2010
New CSULB Fitness Center a Hit 

For Cal State Long Beach student Timothy Park, cancelling his private gym membership was a no-brainer. Park, newly transferred to CSULB this semester, instead works out at the campus' new, $61 million Student Recreation and Wellness Center, which he brags about to his friends at other schools.

August 23, 2010
$70 Million Cal State Long Beach Fitness Center Opens 

Cal State Long Beach's new fitness center opened its doors on Monday, and it didn't take long for reviews to come streaming in.

August 9, 2010
Report on Civic Center Is Due Soon 

A task force studying possibilities for renovating the Cumberland County Civic Center is expected to get a report in the next few weeks that will help the group prepare a road map for the arena's future.

June 18, 2010
Detroit Holds Groundbreaking for 1st New School 

When the dust dissipates and the mortar dries, Martin Luther King High School will have a new 21st century look.

June 1, 2010
Architectural Showcase — Marshall University: Recreation Center 

June 1, 2010
Architectural Showcase — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Activities and Recreation Center 

June 1, 2010
Architectural Showcase — Ohio Dominican University: Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center 

June 1, 2010
Architectural Showcase — Missouri Southern State University: Beimdiek Recreation Center 

May 25, 2010
Commissioners Move Ahead With Sports Facility Feasibility Study 

Kent County Levy Court commissioners have given their support to allocating $10,000 to help fund a feasibility study for a proposed sports facility near Frederica.

May 10, 2010
Northern Iowa to Build Apartment-Style Housing 

The University of Northern Iowa expects to break ground this fall on the first of three potential phases of a $64 million apartment-style housing project.

May 1, 2010
Facility Highlight — Ohio Dominican University 

April 21, 2010
BVU Ponders Makeover for Pierce, White Halls 

Washington, D.C. campus life consultants Brailsford & Dunlavey recently hosted a focus group with 12 student respresentatives from freshmen to seniors to examine campus life at BVU and specifically to discuss the older residence halls, Pierce and White.

April 16, 2010
Renovations Being Discussed for Campus 

On Thursday, April 15, Brailsford & Dunlavey held the first of many focus groups involving students. This company met with 12 students ranging from first-years to seniors.

April 11, 2010
University Plans to Add 1,000 Beds, Expand Housing Options 

University Architect Jerry Gager said the Nebraska Parking Lot is one of many locations under consideration for the expansion of AU’s housing options.

April 6, 2010
Mansfield University to Build New Dorm 

Mansfield University on Tuesday announced plans to build a new residence hall on campus, with an opening scheduled for the fall 2011 semester.

April 1, 2010
Facility Focus: University of Vermont 

The University of Vermont's rich tradition is reflected in its bucolic quadrangle and the historic buildings that surround it.

March 31, 2010
The Case for Traditional On-Campus Housing 

Universities around the United States are choosing to build apartment-style on-campus housing instead of traditional residence halls.  This trend began on some campuses as a way to compete with private-sector housing off campus.

March 23, 2010
Schoolhouse of the Future 

While budgets continue to bear the brunt of declining revenues, escalating construction costs, and skyrocketing transportation expenses, the need for high-performance, forward-thinking educational environments remains constant.

March 23, 2010
Learning by Design Award — Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School 

March 23, 2010
Learning by Design Award — School Without Walls 

March 23, 2010
Walking the Walk: University of Vermont's Dudley H. Davis Center "LEEDS" Environmental Stewardship on Campus 

Receiving the distinction of being the first student center to receive LEED Gold certification for new construction from the U.S. Green Building Council has not been an achievement taken lightly by the students and full-time staff working at the Dudley H. Davis Center at The University of Vermont (UVM).

March 16, 2010
Balfour Beatty to Develop, Manage FAU Housing 

Balfour Beatty Capital Group has entered into a public-private partnership with Florida Atlantic University to develop and manage on-campus student housing at the Boca Raton school's main campus.

March 4, 2010
UMass Surveys Students on Dorms 

UMass-Boston officials took another step closer to bringing dorms to Columbia Point, blasting out a survey to students to gauge interest in campus housing. Administered by the independent consulting firm Brailsford & Dunlavey, the survey started on Friday and closes today.

March 1, 2010
Building the Brand 

To accommodate a record surge in student enrollment and its own ambitious growth plans, historic Young Harris College in mountainous northeast Georgia is aggressively building new facilities.

February 1, 2010
A New Fitness Era 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst opened its new, $50 million Recreation Center last fall, ushering in an era of health and fitness opportunities for students.

January 22, 2010
ASG Discusses BSC Survey Results 

Cost continues to be the determining factor whether Miami University students support the proposed Bicentennial Student Center (BSC). Results from the recent BSC financial assessment survey, funded by Associated Student Government (ASG) and conducted by Brailsford & Dunlavey, were a topic of discussion at Tuesday's ASG meeting.

December 11, 2009
Firm Hired to Study Civic Center Options 

A consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., has been hired to do an economic feasibility study that will examine renovation options for the Cumberland County Civic Center.  Brailsford and Dunlavey was selected from three finalists by members of the Civic Center Joint Task Force.

December 10, 2009
Student Leaders Float Proposal to Expand, Renovate CU’s Recreation Center 

Is water from the CU ice rink leaking down into the women’s locker room that lies below? Even if that is just a rumor, there’s no doubt that the 36-yearold Student Recreation Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder sorely needs some rehab, if not some serious bulking up.

December 1, 2009
Award of Merit - K-12 Schools — Addison Elementary School 

December 1, 2009
Facility of Merit — Cleveland State University: Recreation Center 

November 24, 2009
Roosevelt University to Construct 32-Story Building 

Officials at Roosevelt University are moving forward with a plan to build what they say would be the second-tallest university building in the nation. Construction on the 32-story, $110 million building is set to begin in February on the site of the old Herman Crown Center in the 400 block of South Wabash Avenue.

November 24, 2009
Facility of the Month - Similar Differences 

When the Episcopal Academy decided it was time to consolidate its lower, middle and upper schools into a single, unified campus, it set out to create a family of buildings related by materials and basic design details, yet distinguished by purpose and architectural style.

November 12, 2009
"Northwest Neighborhood" Proposed for SDSU 

South Dakota State University has posted a Northwest Quad Mixed-Used Development Feasibility Study on its Web site.

November 1, 2009
Construction Sale: 20 Percent Off 

If you have a backlog of deferred maintenance or a new building program ready to roll out, now's the time.

October 4, 2009
Architectural Excellence Honored 

Four Louisville projects and one from Lexington were among the winners from 36 entries for the annual Excellence in Architectural Design awards from the Kentucky Society of Architects, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

October 1, 2009
Learning Curve: Putting Healthy School Principles Into Practice 

The H-shape design planned for New York City’s new Public School 109, as described by The New York Times, allowed for large courtyards shielded from neighbors’ noise for play and recreation, windows that open onto the courtyards to provide light and air, and thoroughly ventilated wardrobes to dry clothing and maintain circulation. That was a few years ago—in 1901, to be exact.

September 23, 2009
ASUC Hires Consultant to Analyze Lower Sproul Renovation Efforts 

The ASUC and UC Berkeley administration selected a private consultant Monday that will help efforts to raise student fees to fund the renovation of Lower Sproul Plaza and the surrounding student union complex.

September 16, 2009
Flavors of California: New Buildings at Loyola Marymount U. and the U. of San Diego 

New buildings at two California institutions--Loyola Marymount University and the University of San Diego--demonstrate that diversity is still the hallmark of campus architecture in the state.

September 1, 2009
Spotlight: University of North Carolina-Wilmington 

The Wilmington branch of the University of North Carolina is participating in a trend that is turning into a standard for higher education facilities — the need for LEED certification. Seahawk Crossing, a residential community made up of four three-story buildings, will be the first LEED project on the campus.

August 25, 2009
Ricketts' Wrigley Game Plan: Rehab on a Budget 

Among the most closely watched decisions awaiting Thomas Ricketts is what the likely next owner of the Chicago Cubs will do with iconic but rickety Wrigley Field.

August 1, 2009
Impact on Learning Award — Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School 

August 1, 2009
D.C. School Without Walls Celebrates Grand Reopening 

The mayor and area education officials, along with the School Without Walls High School(SWW) student body, gathered for a ribbon cutting and grand reopening ceremony celebrating long-awaited renovations. The $39 million historic restoration project began in April 2008 and combines the existing 18-year-old former Grant Elementary School structure with a new 68,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art learning environment.

July 1, 2009
A Premier Venue 

Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, N.J., is underway on the 94,000-square-foot renovation and addition of the Collins Arena and Recreation Education Center.  This project will create one of the region's premier sports and entertainment venues.

July 1, 2009
A Quick Transformation 

The Benning School, a former Washington D.C. Public School "School without walls," recently was transformed into a bright and colorful space for two fledgling charter schools.  In just 40 days, the design team work with client Building Hope to gut and renovate the 50,500-square-foot space to provide facilities that can be leased to start-up charter schools on a revolving basis.

June 4, 2009
More UWF Housing in 2010 

Come August 2010, about 250 more students will be able to live on campus at the University of West Florida.  UWF officials had a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning — despite a downpour — to celebrate the start of a five-story residence hall located west of Martin Hall, the campus' largest housing facility.

June 1, 2009
Architectural Showcase — The Episcopal Academy: Dixon Athletic Center 

April 14, 2009
The CCRB Is Out of Shape 

When LSA junior Jeff Kendall first stepped foot in the Central Campus Recreational Building (CCRB), his first impression was that the facilities appeared dated, reminding him of the shabby community center in his hometown of Midland, Mich.

March 23, 2009
School's In: Architects Reshape DC Public Schools 

There's a huge amount of energy, innovation, and expertise pouring into DC public schools these days. Much of the effort quite properly revolves around curricula and standards of discipline.  But architecture is increasingly playing a big role, too, partly because of the provision of the quality facilities is a rare facet of education reform embraced by people of almost all viewpoints, and partly because the rise of public charter and magnet schools has introduced competition for students.

February 28, 2009
BGSU Residence Hall Upgrade Planned Over the Next 10 Years 

It seems likely that many millions of dollars will be invested over the next 10 years to upgrade and replace residence halls at Bowling Green State University. But before most of those projects begin, the university will complete a Residence Life and Dining Services Master Plan by the middle of the year.

February 16, 2009
University Issues Survey on Remodeling of Johnson Center 

UNM's Student Affairs department is conducting another online survey to evaluate recreation programs and suggest improvements to Johnson Center, said Kim Kloeppel, fiscal planning officer for the department.

February 12, 2009
Hockey Arena Dreams Need Cold Cash 

Making a hockey arena work downtown or on Montgomery County's southern border at the proposed Austin Landing will require some key pieces, according to experts and local officials.

January 30, 2009
Students Raise Campus Rec Center 

Cal State Long Beach on Friday broke ground on its student recreation and wellness center, a project university officials said would transform campus life and improve student health.

January 1, 2009
Mixed-use Facility 

Portland State University's new Academic and Student Recreation Center (ASRC), Portland, Ore., is a mixed-use complex bound by a new transit mall and MAX, Portland's light-rail system.

December 15, 2008
Faces & Places 

From the IMG Intercollegiate Athletic Forum presented by SBJ/SBD.

December 1, 2008
Project of the Year - Sports & Entertainment — Nationals Park 

December 1, 2008
Facility of Merit — University of Maine: Student Recreation and Fitness Center 

October 1, 2008
True to Its Roots 

To those who browsed its aisles a few years ago, the UVM Bookstore on the University of Vermont (UVM) campus in Burlington was considered nothing out of the ordinary.

October 1, 2008
Innovative U.S. Naval Field House Opens 

The United States Naval Academy has celebrated the opening of the Wesley Brown Field House in Annapolis, MD.

October 1, 2008
The Summit at Queens College 

Administrators at Queens College of the City of University of New York, Flushing, knew they wanted to provide student housing, and they also knew that they did not want to undertake the effort alone.

October 1, 2008
Bronze Award — Dartmouth College: Alumni Gynmasium Renovation 

At a time when institutions of higher learning are spending tens of millions of dollars erecting massive, cutting-edge recreation and fitness centers, Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., decided to take a more modest, historical approach.

October 1, 2008
Voter Confidence 

The presidential election may be too close to call, but consultant Kim Martin suggests municipal officials should essentially know the results of park and/or recreation referendums well before voters head to the polls.

August 1, 2008
Residential Revival 

In 2003 the leadership team of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) was faced with a set of unique challenges. A new president announced at University Senate that on-campus residence halls would be demolished and replaced — this despite the recommendations of the existing housing master plan.

July 30, 2008
New Convocation Center Planned at Virginia State 

Virginia State University plans to build a $70 million, 7,500-seat on-campus convocation center that it hopes will expand its money-making potential and change the landscape of its athletics program.

July 11, 2008
Small Colleges Sweat Over Sports Facilities 

With more than four score cheering alumni and administrators watching, Gettysburg College last month broke ground on a $25-million athletics facility that will feature an eight-lane competition pool, a four-lane warm-up pool, and a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy spa to soothe sore muscles.

June 1, 2008
Architectural Showcase — University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Student Recreation and Wellness Center 

Because of the site's limited size, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, had nowhere to go but up.

June 1, 2008
Architectural Showcase — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Campus Recreation Center East Renovation and Expansion 

Prior to renovation, the problems with the University of Illinois' Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE) were twofold — not enough space, and the wrong kind of space.

May 14, 2008
Nationals Ballpark People Praised 

More kudos to the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission and its construction and design teams for getting the new Nationals ballpark completed on time.

May 7, 2008
Facilities Get Major Upgrades 

Between building a new softball stadium and soccer and golf clubhouses, Penn State athletics has its game plan set for the upcoming months.

May 5, 2008
UT Student Center Plans Finally Done 

After three years of preparation, the final plans for the Student Activity Center await approval by the UT System Board of Regents.

May 1, 2008
Facility Highlight — University of Maine 

May 1, 2008
Special Report: Are You Ready for BIM? 

Computer-based technological advances, particularly in modeling and information management, continue to push the limits of design and construction coordination.

April 16, 2008
Another Plan to Consider 

For the second time in two weeks, a proposal has been submitted to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors that may provide, in addition to other benefits, another $10 million toward the construction of a middle school in Lorton.

April 15, 2008
Consulting Report Adds to University’s Decision Toward Housing 

In March, Brailsford & Dunlavey, the consulting firm that was called in to survey University of Michigan-Dearborn's student population about the perspective popularity of student housing, delivered their final report to UM-D.

April 7, 2008
Nationals Treasure 

Walk into the most exclusive restaurant at Nationals Park and you know why it's called the Lexus Presidents Club.

April 1, 2008
What Does It Mean to Go Green? 

When people talk about green building, the term “LEED rating” usually bubbles to the surface: it’s a badge of honor for green construction projects.

March 24, 2008
U-M Mulls Adding Dorms 

University of Michigan-Dearborn officials are contemplating adding dormitory-style housing for up to 500 students near campus.

March 19, 2008
Student Housing in Dearborn? 

If early returns are any indication, downtown Dearborn could soon see an increase in an age range that could help the area continue to thrive.

March 12, 2008
Improvement to UC Dining, Access Sought 

Plans to redeem the status of the University Center and make it more accommodating to the lifestyles of UH students are under way, Brailsford and Dunlavey Assistant Project Manager Hakim Chambers said.

March 1, 2008
Spotlight: Southern Maine Community College 

Southern Maine Community College has taken a modular approach to a modern residence hall design.

March 1, 2008
It's in the Details 

When you think about it, the title alone is pretty daunting: a master plan.

February 22, 2008
UVM Report Calls for New Arena, Fitness Space 

Any doubt that the University of Vermont's sports and recreation facilities are woefully inadequate has likely been dispelled by a new report from a study group that is recommending a major overhaul and a "multipurpose event center."

February 21, 2008
In Maine, Rec Center Bound to Landscape 

For University of Maine students not interested in cross-country skiing or snowshoeing through the woods, staying in shape through the long winter season has historically been a problem.

February 6, 2008
Dorm Makeover: Ashton, Briscoe and Forest Quads to Be Renovated 

After months of talks, the IU board of trustees announced Thursday they have approved a five-year plan to upgrade student housing.

February 1, 2008
The Games Students Play 

Every now and then, Erik Kocher catches himself daydreaming about what his ultimate next-gen student recreation facility might look like.

January 31, 2008
Rec Services Presents Renovation Information 

There was no protein, creatine or multivitamin included, but Wednesday the Government of the Student Body received a heavy supplement of information on the proposed improvements to Iowa State's recreational facilities.

January 28, 2008
University Seeking Input on Student Housing Plans 

The University of Michigan-Dearborn has begun to once again look into creating housing for its students.

January 15, 2008
Firm’s Report Deems Off-Campus Housing 'High Cost, Low Quality' 

As Ohio University students continue to dominate the Athens rental-housing market, a 2006 study released by the university indicated off-campus housing is strained with high demand, limited supply and poor quality.

January 1, 2008
Architectural Showcase — University of Maine: Student Recreation and Fitness Center 

The largest project ever undertaken by the University of Maine, the new Student Recreation and Fitness Center strikes a harmonious balance with its natural surroundings.

December 5, 2007
Baseball Park in Nation’s Capital Is on Its Way to Break the Speed 

With only 23 months to complete all the bases, the team building the 85%-complete D.C. Major League baseball park is getting very close to hitting construction's equivalent of a grand slam off a 100-mph pitch.

December 1, 2007
University of Cincinnati Recreation Center Reduces Process Water Consumption, Achieves LEED Certifcation 

The University of Cincinnati's Campus Recreation Center achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-perfonnance green buildings.

November 26, 2007
New Report Proposes Higher-Density Housing on Campus 

Denser on-campus housing for faculty and staff and creation of a nimble, semi-autonomous housing entity are among recommendations in a new report analyzing campus housing options.

November 15, 2007
OU Study Finds Local Rental Market Crowded, Low Quality 

Rental housing dominates Athens, and students dominate the rental-housing market, which is strained with high demand, limited supply and low quality, at least according to the 2006 Ohio University Off-Campus Housing Analysis.

November 8, 2007
OU Housing Study: New Apartments Needed to Absorb Enrollment Growth 

While Athens residents debate the need for new student-apartment projects and additional off-campus housing in the city, an Ohio University study states that several new apartment complexes are needed just to keep up with current enrollment projections.

September 21, 2007
University Proposes Athletics Facility 

In addition to the new business school and science buildings, Georgetown may see another structure erected in the next decade.

September 18, 2007
Muckleshoot Tribe Offers to Donate 26 Acres for New Arena 

The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe said Monday it is willing to donate land next to the Emerald Downs horse racing track in Auburn to build an arena for the Sonics and Storm.

September 17, 2007
Puget Proposal: Indian Tribe Offers Site for SuperSonics' New Arena 

The Muckleshoot Indian tribe is making a move to help keep the Seattle SuperSonics and Seattle Storm in the Puget Sound region.

September 17, 2007
Muckleshoots Offer Free Land to NBA Arena Project 

The Muckleshoot Tribe announced its willingness Monday to donate a 26.5-acre parcel of land to any group that wants to build an NBA arena in Auburn.

September 6, 2007
Sonics Owner Tours Racetrack 

Sonics and Storm owner Clay Bennett visited Emerald Downs horse-racing track Wednesday to weigh a budding proposal by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to build a new basketball arena near the track.

August 31, 2007
Some Fear Longer Bench May Splinter AEG Effort 

Some Kansas City officials are wondering how Anschutz Entertainment Group will juggle playing time for two promising arena prospects.

August 27, 2007
Complex to House Hotel 

The design for the new Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, formerly known as the Indiana Regional Convocation Center, received a new addition this summer when IUP officials announced their intention of constructing of connected hotel

August 26, 2007
Davis Center Emerges As UVM’s Centerpiece 

Superlatives don't quite capture the Dudley H. Davis Center, the University of Vermont's mammoth new landmark at the top of Main Street celebrating its opening today.

August 12, 2007
Cat's Meow 

The University of Vermont calls its new $61 million Dudley H. Davis student center "the largest and most ambitious building" in its history, a brick beacon that will serve as the school's "front door."

August 10, 2007
KC’s Race for Arena Tenant Probably Won't Be a Sprint 

Sprint Center manager Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc. may need the entire three years it was given to attract a major-league tenant to Kansas City, a sports business expert said.

August 9, 2007
Facelift for UNR 

The University of Nevada, Reno has been spending big bucks to give a facelift to the campus.

August 9, 2007
Union's Goal: Bring Students Together 

The amenities sound like something you'd find in a hotel-casino or a movie star's home: a ballroom, a theater, cozy fireplaces and a view of the mountains.

August 4, 2007
Sonics Arena Is Feasible in Auburn, Tribe Consultant Says 

A consultant for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe says a new Sonics arena in Auburn would be close enough to the team's fan base to be feasible.

August 4, 2007
Prentice Says Arena Talk Is on 

Gov. Chris Gregoire plans to reach out to Seattle SuperSonics chairman Clay Bennett to discuss plans for a new arena in the Seattle area, according to a state senator.

August 3, 2007
At Episcopal Academy, Even the Halls and the Walls Will Be a New Edition 

When the average public school runs out of space, it’s time for mobile trailers, crowded classrooms, and contentious bond votes at school board meetings.

August 1, 2007
The Urban Mixed-Use Campus 

The classic image of the college campus in the American imagination tends to be the Thomas Jefferson–designed University of Virginia, for example, or Stanford University, both with large lawns, flower gardens, and stately quads creating a place separate from the cities they inhabit.

August 1, 2007
The Winning Edge 

The University of Virginia's commitment to the development and training of student-athletes is evident.

July 27, 2007
Businesses Fuel Record Season Ticket Sales at UCF 

Matt Difebo loves it when a plan comes together.

July 19, 2007
Newcomb Hall Is Work in Progress 

When it was built in 1958, Newcomb Hall was considered to be the first of its kind.

July 17, 2007
IUP Modifies Complex Designs to Add Hotel 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania officials added a hotel to the plan to build the 150,000-square-foot Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

July 15, 2007
Knights May Move Uptown, Size Down 

A plan for a new $35 million ballpark for the Charlotte Knights calls for the team and their fans to squeeze into one of the smallest sites in Triple-A baseball.

July 1, 2007
D.C. Top Projects — Washington Nationals Ballpark 

The sounds of a construction site will be replaced with "Play Ball" when the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team begins play next spring in its new $610 million Washington Nationals Ballpark.

July 1, 2007
On a Fast Track 

As the dawn of the new century approached, West Virginia University found itself mired in the campus recreation dark ages--and without much elbow room.

June 30, 2007
Architectural Showcase — University of Illinois at Chicago: Student Recreation Center 

June 28, 2007
Sonics Silent on Arena Study 

The Muckleshoot Tribe has hired a Washington, D.C., firm to do a feasibility study on the potential of building a professional basketball arena on its Auburn property, but the move was met with public silence Wednesday from Sonics ownership.

June 27, 2007
Muckleshoot Tribe Hires Firm to See If New Arena Could Be Home to Sonics 

The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe has hired a firm to study whether a new arena west of its Emerald Downs Racetrack could support the Sonics.

June 1, 2007
Architectural Showcase — Butler University: Health and Recreation Complex 

May 16, 2007
Leveling the Private Playing Field 

Entrenched as the most prominent athletic powerhouse among Washington area high schools, DeMatha finally plans to catch up with some of its peers when it comes to sports facilities.

April 18, 2007
Beach Leaders to Hear Pitch for an Indoor Sports Venue 

The city would do well to consider building an indoor sports venue next door to the Virginia Beach Sportsplex, according to a report the City Council will hear next week.

April 3, 2007
Muckleshoots Forge Ahead With Arena Plans 

While it's uncertain how big a player the Muckleshoot Tribe might be in the future of the Sonics, the tribe moved forward Friday with release of promising reports from a feasibility study under way concerning the prospects of putting an NBA arena on its Auburn property.

March 22, 2007
Major Plans in Works for West Union 

As the campus community evaluates the recommendations in the recently released Campus Culture Initiative report, the University has also begun a rigorous evaluation of the West Union Building and other social spaces on West Campus, administrators confirmed Wednesday.

March 19, 2007
Student Union Survey Results Presented at Town-Hall Meeting 

More than one hundred students showed up at Pierson Auditorium on Thursday evening for a discussion on the proposed new student union.

March 6, 2007
U. to Build Apartments on Livingston Campus 

Rutgers University has filed a Request for Proposal to build one or two story style apartment buildings at the Livingston campus to house 800 to 1,000 students, said Joan Carbone, executive director of Residence Life.

February 23, 2007
Study: Leisure Space Desired 

Penn State students still want more recreational space, according to a recent $70,000 study commissioned by Penn State.

February 21, 2007
New Center to Improve Life Aquatic 

When Iowa students leave the south entrance of the Main Library and stroll through Gibson Square during the fall of 2009, they will no longer be faced with an uninspiring complex of parking lots and mundane structures.

February 20, 2007
Student Government Deliberates Over Funding 

Brailsford & Dunlavey, a facility planning company located in Washington, D.C., will conduct a questionnaire to gather statistics for student government officials.

February 19, 2007
New Saratoga YMCA Open for Business 

Just in time for the winter school break, families in Saratoga Springs have a new place to get fit.

February 19, 2007
University Examines Students’ Recreational Facility Needs 

Despite major renovations to key recreational facilities made in the last few years, students on Penn State's University Park campus still say that Penn State does not fully meet their needs when it comes to recreation and fitness, according to a study undertaken by the firm Brailsford and Dunlavey.

February 1, 2007
The Good Life 

Many schools have spent millions of dollars to create recreation spaces with lavish touches that are appealing enough to satisfy existing students and lure potential ones.

January 17, 2007
A More Perfect Union 

Two weeks after the Starbucks opened on the first floor of Norris University Center, the lounge continues to draw a steady flow of students to study and drink coffee in a space that once was almost empty.

December 19, 2006
Ballpark Plan Promises “Unmatched” Vista 

There's a view of the Nashville skyline from the seats along the first base line, a 15-story condominium building shadowing right field and a six-story brick edifice beyond the left field wall.

December 19, 2006
Sounds Ballpark Plans Now in Council’s Hands 

First, the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency said yes — as expected — then the city’s Industrial Development Board gave the go-ahead — without much debate

December 1, 2006
New $212 Million Episcopal Academy Campus Under Way 

After nearly three years in design, one of America's oldest educational institutions is being ushered into the 21st century by a team of leading architects in the region.

December 1, 2006
Award of Merit - Higher Education — Haverford College: Douglas Gardner Integrated Athletic Center; University of Baltimore: Student Services Center 

November 30, 2006
Survival of the Fittest 

Whether comparing grades, battling at Robo or beating the Bulldogs in football, Princetonians are a competitive bunch.

November 30, 2006
Study Makes Compelling Case for JSU’s Own Football Stadium 

The Tel Com Center and the Metro Parkway are already on line while construction of the convention center and the King Edward project is close.

November 27, 2006
Possible J.S.U. Stadium Site Unveiled 

Recently there has been some discussion among Jackson State and city officials about building a stadium for the Tigers.

November 14, 2006
Coffee Clash 

A tall coffee and a cinnamon twist pastry signaled the beginning of a new era Monday morning at the Indiana Memorial Union.

November 1, 2006
A's Move to Suburbs Would Go Against the Grain 

The Oakland A's plan for a new ballpark in Fremont, Calif., expected to be announced officially this week, marks a shift to the Bay Area suburbs that strikes against the decidedly urban ballpark development wave of the past 15 years.

November 1, 2006
Facility of Merit — Dana Hall School: Shipley Center 

October 12, 2006
RSC May Undergo Massive Construction 

The Recreational Sports Center is not big enough for Purdue's needs, according to a recent feasibility study.

October 8, 2006
Students' Focus at Va. Wesleyan Dormitory Is on Healthy Living 

Smithdeal Hall doesn't smell like broccoli.

September 13, 2006
Events Center Could Be Lucrative for Kent 

A proposed Kent Events Center would generate about $11 million a year in gross revenue, with roughly a quarter of that going to pay off the city's debt to build the facility, according to a feasibility study.

September 1, 2006
Design Team Plans $212 Million Prep School Replacement 

Plans for a $212 million replacement campus for the 220-year-old Episcopal Academy will be executed by a collaboration of architects and designers.

September 1, 2006
Top Projects Started — Nationals Baseball Stadium 

August 31, 2006
Perez Enters NHL Scene 

Mayor Eddie A. Perez's decision Wednesday to investigate the city's prospects for building a new NHL-ready arena is another step in what many see as long-shot attempt to bring major league hockey back to Hartford.

August 30, 2006
HOVA Houses Grads 

The Hall on Virginia Avenue, a former freshman dorm, will temporarily house graduate students this year while the University considers the best long-term use of the building.

August 21, 2006
Board Takes on Campus Renovations 

Following up on many of their campaign platforms, Associated Students executive board members, led by A.S. President Matt Keipper are tackling long-time campus concerns.

August 1, 2006
Home, Sweet Home 

Today's candidates for campus positions may well need a benefits package with housing assistance.

July 26, 2006
New Spring Pro Football League Formed for College Graduates 

A La Jolla-based pro football league that requires its players to have college degrees has been formed and is scheduled to begin play in April in college stadiums in the Southeastern, Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conferences.

July 20, 2006
COCC Plans Campus Center, Rehearsal Hall, Evaluates Student Housing 

The Central Oregon Community College Board had a busy agenda Wednesday, July 12.

July 12, 2006
College Hill Suites Set to Debut 

College Hill and Campus Living are primed to open up the new College Hill Suites for business in the coming weeks.

June 1, 2006
Architectural Showcase — University of Alabama: Student Recreation Center 

June 1, 2006
Architectural Showcase — Dana Hall School: Shipley Center 

May 1, 2006
Innovative Architecture & Design Award — University of Illinois at Chicago: West Campus Sport and Fitness Center 

May 1, 2006
Innovative Architecture & Design Award — University of Alabama at Birmingham: Campus Recreation Center 

April 4, 2006
Students to Help Decide Design of HPER 

A group of architectural consultants met with UNO students to figure out what changes the students would like to see in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation building.

April 4, 2006
New University Center Wins Student Vote With a Landslide 

After four days of voting, students approved the referendum that will allow for the funding of a new University Center by a vote of 84.5 percent to 15.5 percent, according to the official tally.

April 1, 2006
Forward Progress 

In January, ground was broken on Stephen F. Austin State University's $19 million student recreation center.

March 28, 2006
University Mulls Expansion of Athletic Facilities 

The University is in the process of evaluating on-campus recreation facilities and has hired a planning and management firm to generate ideas for adapting current facilities and building new projects.

March 25, 2006
Group's Vision Includes Stadium 

Last month, Richard Phoebus told the Washington County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly that the Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership was developing a report on potential development in the city's east end.

March 18, 2006
New Ballpark Called Economic Home Run 

Omaha business leaders and city officials were told Friday that a new baseball stadium north of downtown makes economic sense for the Omaha Royals and, more importantly, for the city's economy.

March 18, 2006
Consultant Finds Economic Favor in New Omaha Ballpark 

A new ballpark north of downtown would be good for the Omaha Royals and good for the city, a consultant’s report says.

March 18, 2006
Will Bigger Be Better for Cowboys Stadium? 

For the Dallas Cowboys, size matters.

March 2, 2006
Student Activities Center Referendum Approved 

With more than two-thirds of the vote, the student body passed a referendum Wednesday to build a Student Activities Center next to Gregory Gym on the east side of campus pending final approval by the UT System Board of Regents.

February 9, 2006
WMU 2006 Student Housing Survey Calls for Student Input 

Western Michigan University administrators are, once again, looking for a few good students to participate in the 2006 Student Housing Survey.

February 9, 2006
Housing Surveys Students 

The University enlisted the services of Brailsford & Dunlavey - a facility planning and program management firm - to devise a housing plan and conduct the survey with the goal of making on-campus living more attractive to students.

February 8, 2006
Clark Hall Shows Its Age 

Clark Hall has been a home for UB athletics and intramurals for over 70 years, and little has changed since it was built in 1937.

February 6, 2006
Master Plan Assesses Dorms 

Plans for improving residence halls are moving forward after months of preparation.

January 30, 2006
Majority Support Davies Renovation 

The Davies Exploratory Committee released the results of the second Davies Center Development Project survey at its meeting Friday afternoon.

January 28, 2006
ASMSU to Put Out Student Survey About IM addition 

Student government officials are taking initial steps toward creating a survey to determine student demand for additional student recreational space on campus.

January 27, 2006
Juggling the Costs of Campus 'Amenities' When Students Help Decide What to Spend 

Administrators at the University of California at San Diego have known since the late 1990s that the Price Center, the campus's primary student union, needed to be renovated and expanded.

January 17, 2006
Is Ballpark Reality or Field of Dreams? 

The shout of "Play ball!" could resonate through a new north downtown baseball park in April 2008 if a finance package for the up to $45 million complex comes together early this year.

January 1, 2006
Master the Plan 

The title "master plan" certainly sounds imposing, as though it was an edict passed down from on high.

January 1, 2006
Five Critical Elements of Successful Fee Referenda Campaigns 

Administrators and student government leaders at Associated Students, Inc. at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo eagerly awaited the final tally of student student body referenda.

November 15, 2005
A Look at the Campus Life Master Plan 

The Campus Life Master Plan features an ambitious, $45 million prospect that is intended to transform the Wood Center into an all-inclusive, student-friendly hub.

November 10, 2005
Davies Center May See Overhaul 

The Davies Exploratory Committee is working to educate students on their student union, Davies Center, for several reasons.

November 10, 2005
Student Survey Says Yes to Recreation Center 

The Senate Chamber brimmed at the doorways as students and Associated Students, Inc. members gathered Wednesday to hear the Brailsford and Dunlavey company present the results of the Recreation Needs Assessment survey conducted by students last month.

November 7, 2005
Further Details on the Apartment Village 

Butler University is currently constructing a $52 million upperclassmen apartment village and a fitness/health center.

November 2, 2005
Student Input Sought on SAC Plans 

Students packed the Glenn Maloney Room on the ground level of the Student Services Building Tuesday evening, filling every seat and lining the walls as they gathered to share their input on needs that should be filled by a proposed Student Activity Center.

August 25, 2005
Value Scores High on U. Houston Housing Poll 

A recent student housing survey found that value and amenities are the top concerns of students when it comes to on-campus housing.

July 5, 2005
Study Documents Student Needs, Wants 

UVa-Wise leaders have a valuable resource at their fingertips as they consider development of new housing and retail space - an extensive collection of student opinions and thoughts on local housing options.

July 1, 2005
NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facilities Award — University of Alabama: Student Recreation Center 

June 30, 2005
Study Evaluates Housing Facilities, Options 

Finding off-campus housing is a difficult task for many University of Virginia's College at Wise students.

June 28, 2005
Focus Groups Provided Input on Student Housing 

A consulting firm gathered lots of opinions, thoughts and ideas from UVa-Wise students and staff as it analyzed housing demand and housing needs.

May 17, 2005
New Fitness Area Opens at IM West 

After about a year of construction, IM Sports-West opened the doors to a brand new fitness and exercise area on Monday and is offering free visits to MSU community members until Friday.

May 17, 2005
Water Tower May Aid Growth Along Rt. 33 

While a township task force considers rezoning a two-mile stretch of Route 33, one essential development is already under way.

May 6, 2005
Regents Ask UI to Rethink Union 

The University of Iowa will go back to the drawing board for some of its Iowa Memorial Union design aspects presented Thursday to the Iowa state Board of Regents.

May 6, 2005
More Local Conventions? 

A private developer whose name wasn't revealed has an interest in developing a 30,000- square-foot exhibition center in Washington County.

April 30, 2005
UM Starts Work on Rec Center 

The University of Maine broke ground Friday on a $25 million student recreation center, which university leaders hope will be a beacon to students for years to come.

March 14, 2005
Faces & Places: 40 Under 40 Awards 

Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal held its fifth annual Forty Under 40 black tie gala last week at the Waldorf-Astoria, capping off a busy week that included the fourth annual Octagon / Street & Smith's World Congress of Sports.

February 28, 2005
Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal 40 Under 40 Awards 

February 24, 2005
Focus Group Addresses Student Concerns 

By speaking with about 40 to 50 UW-Eau Claire students and faculty Wednesday and today, program manager and facility planner for Brailsford & Dunlavey Bart Hall said he hopes to provide university officials a better picture of what students are looking for in campus facilities.

February 10, 2005
Committee Offers Plan to Bring Minor League Baseball Team to Bowling Green, Ky. 

The Play Ball Committee presented a proposal to the Bowling Green City Commission Monday night that would bring a minor league baseball team to the city and create a $ 15 million privately funded stadium downtown.

February 1, 2005
Study Seeking Campus Views 

Students may give their opinions on campus housing in an online survey through the end of the week.

January 21, 2005
Consultants Propose Mix of Dorms, Apartments and Townhomes: UND Eyes New Housing Plans 

Housing consultants are recommending UND build a mix of new residence halls, family apartments and town homes, mostly on the campus' west side, to meet demands of a growing student body with more modern living needs.

December 14, 2004
Students Get a Sneak Peek at Wood Facelift 

A new campus report calls for the end of Lola Tilly Commons, the expansion of the bookstore, suite-style student housing, and various other changes in hopes of improving quality of life on campus.

December 3, 2004
IUP's $250M Renovation Project a Go 

All 15 residence halls at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are pegged for demolition or renovation as part of a seven-year, $250 million on-campus housing plan announced Thursday.

December 1, 2004
An Ambitious New University Commons 

The University of Vermont’s ambitious new student commons, set to break ground in the spring of 2005, is a case study in how a data-driven approach can build consensus for a much needed but financially challenging project, while pointing the way toward design specifics.

November 12, 2004
Quad Residents Voice Distaste for Dorms 

About 25 students from the Quadrangle residence halls voiced their housing concerns Thursday in a focus group meant to collect input for future housing development on the UH campus.

October 6, 2004
The Subway School Plans a Dormitory 

City College, the subway school you went to on the D train while living at home with your parents, is about to get a dormitory.

September 28, 2004
CSI Eyes Campus Housing 

The College of Staten Island may become the second of the City University of New York's 19 academic institutions to have on-campus housing for students and faculty.

September 27, 2004
Student Referendum Is Sought on Proposed Wellness Center 

A campus-wide referendum on a proposed $21 million recreation and wellness center will take place in early November, according to a plan by facilities planning firm Brailsford & Dunlavey.

August 24, 2004
Firm Selected to Design New Student Union 

An outside firm, Brailsford & Dunlavey, conducted two surveys in 2003 in order to evaluate the needs of students and different organizations on campus.

August 7, 2004
Bermuda Put on Stand-by for Cricket Showpiece 

Bermuda were handed a glimmer of hope yesterday after missing out as a host venue for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, being named as first alternate for the international showpiece.

July 1, 2004
NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facilities Award — University of Houston: Campus Recreation & Wellness Center 

July 1, 2004
Blast out of Left Field Keeps Expos in Limbo 

Planning, designing and building a sports and entertainment facility is like doing a jigsaw puzzle.

May 25, 2004
UW Officials Say Dorm Proposals Fill a Real Need 

Out-of-state students may benefit most from UW-Madison's plan to spend $110 million in the next four years building three new dorms, adding 845 beds by fall 2008.

March 3, 2004
Survey: Students Want Rec Facility 

University of Iowa students gave the school a green light to increase fees for campus recreational facilities, survey results showed Tuesday.

December 10, 2003
Students Would Pay for Rec Bldg. 

Students are going to have to ante up in order for a new recreation center to be built at the UI.

December 1, 2003
Facility of Merit — National Cathedral School for Girls: Athletic Center 

November 21, 2003
Firm Compiling Views on New UI Rec Center 

Project planners involved in the design of a new recreation center will begin the arduous task today of wading through approximately 2,000 student responses to an e-mail survey that could help determine the center's look and feel.

November 14, 2003
The Condition of Conditioning 

Indictments of the Field House, the red brick building that served as the UI's basketball arena until the early 1980s, seem to be gaining potency these days as officials debate the construction of a new student recreation facility either to complement or replace the building many consider a cramped dinosaur of a workout space.

November 14, 2003
Ready to Pony Up to Tone Up 

With the prospect of a new recreation complex as large as a city block dangling before their eyes, many UI students are willing to put down up to $110 in new fees per semester, according to a research team investigating a potential new facility.

November 4, 2003
Sounds Make Pitch for New Stadium 

The Nashville Sounds have gone from words to action, presenting a proposal to Metro to build a $37 million mixed-use ballpark on the Thermal Transfer Plant site.

October 23, 2003
Officials Check Sites for New Rec Building 

The UI Student Government and university officials are looking at a handful of areas on the East Side of campus as possible sites of a new recreation center.

October 3, 2003
Fit at UMaine 

The University of Maine System board of trustees late last month approved a longtime plan at UMaine to spend $25 million on a new fitness center

September 23, 2003
$25M Fitness Center Approved for UM 

The University of Maine System board of trustees Monday approved a $25 million sport and fitness center to be built at the Orono campus and funded by a combination of student and user fees.

August 30, 2003
Blueprint for Success? 

City officials are trying to restore some luster to the downtown civic arena with a $7.1 million upgrade, which will include gradually replacing the original brown seat covers with a five-color material that will appear dark blue from a distance.

April 28, 2003
Coyotes Setting Record Pace With Arena Construction 

The Phoenix Coyotes' $180 million, 17,500-seat arena in Glendale is being built at a record pace for a venue that size--just 18 months of construction from groundbreaking to its scheduled December completion.

March 26, 2003
A Baseball Team Grows in N.H. 

A warm, gentle breeze wafts through the stadium as the hometown team takes to the lush grass field.

March 1, 2003
Home Sweet Site 

Architects and other design experts across the country increasingly are finding site furnishings to play an important role not only in how parks, recreational facilities and other public spaces are perceived, but how they are used.

February 20, 2003
City-Funded Study Says Sox Fans Won’t Stray 

A minor-league baseball team in Manchester could average as many as 5,000 fans a game and should not hurt attendance for the Boston Red Sox, which must approve the Manchester franchise, according to a city-funded feasibility study.

February 17, 2003
Meeting Wednesday on Baseball Stadium, Hotel 

Aldermen will be asked to take some important steps towards bringing a baseball stadium, hotel, condominiums and other new development to Manchester's riverfront during a special meeting Wednesday, when they will also hear results of a ballpark feasibility study.

February 13, 2003
Campus Center One Step Closer 

CWRU has begun detailed planning for an exciting new, $50-million campus center

January 20, 2003
Baseball’s Bounty 

John Acree might well be the very fan sports team magnates and Washington area planners dream about when they envision what a Major League Baseball team might mean to the region in cold hard cash, someone who pumps more than a little money into the local economy when he's out on the town to enjoy a ball game.

January 14, 2003
Forum Audience Shows Enthusiasm for Campus Housing Plan at UM-D 

Campus housing at UM-D is a subject that has been on many minds lately.

November 18, 2002
UMaine Surveys Students for Plan Approval 

University of Maine students recently found surveys in their email in-boxes about the possibility of a new recreation center on campus.

November 15, 2002
District Outlines Potential Stadium Plans to MLB 

Advocates of major league baseball in the District this week made perhaps their boldest step yet in the city's long quest for a team, sending the sport's top executives a 70-page report documenting potential site plans for a stadium, as well as financing options for a project that could cost as much as $542 million.

September 29, 2002
Potential Baseball Sites Eyed 

Consultants hired by city baseball boosters have identified five potential stadium sites in Washington that they say would allow a major league team to thrive while also providing enough spinoff development to justify substantial investment of tax dollars.

June 19, 2002
Public Gets Voice on Stadium Quest 

The District's pursuit of a major league baseball franchise and new stadium took an important turn last night at Howard University Hospital: the involvement of the general public.

June 14, 2002
D.C. Officials to Pitch Residents on Baseball Site Plan 

There's no word yet as to whether there will be a baseball team in Washington next spring, but District officials and local baseball backers are charging ahead anyway, holding a public meeting June 18 to show residents how they'll go about picking a site for a stadium.

May 21, 2002
Finalists in the Ballpark 

The Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority last night narrowed its list to four finalists, including renowned sports architectural firm HOK of Kansas City, Mo., for the design of a new ballpark in Northern Virginia.

May 3, 2002
Jardine Complex Under Review for Renovation 

Officials are considering replacing the Jardine Terrace Apartments to offer students more alternatives for on-campus housing, officials said.

April 23, 2002
Council Briefed on New Ballpark 

Nearly two weeks after Mayor John Spencer publicly announced the selection of a location for a proposed minor-league baseball stadium downtown, the City Council received its first briefing last night on the preliminary details of the plan.

April 19, 2002
Suite Dreams 

Arco Arena is economically obsolete or will be soon.

April 19, 2002
Bergen Baseball Stadium Faces Official Skepticism 

By this time next month, the sound of balls cracking off bats will break the silence at Commerce Bank Park, the stadium Somerset County built three years ago for the minor-league Patriots.

April 15, 2002
BSU to Build Dorm, 175 Apts. 

Boise State University last week unveiled plans for two student housing projects--a residence hall and an apartment complex--that will total around $30 million in cost and are slated for completion in mid-2004.

April 1, 2002
Diamonds in the Rough 

Minor league baseball is afraid of becoming a victim of its own success.

March 15, 2002
Stadium Construction Binge Not Confined to Cincinnati 

Cincinnati is far from being the only city on a stadium-building binge.

February 28, 2002
Time for City, Chargers to Talk Stadium 

The possibility of the Chargers picking up and moving to Los Angeles or somewhere else remains just that — a possibility.

February 13, 2002
D.C. Mayor Keeps Busy Olympic Schedule 

Mayor Tony Williams joined Washington 2012 bid chief Dan Knise in Salt Lake City Monday and will stay through Saturday to help promote Washington but not the bid itself.

January 3, 2002
Hornets List Top Concerns: Red Ink and Naming Rights 

The Charlotte Hornets have given the city of Norfolk and Hampton Roads Partnership a list of issues they say must be addressed before the NBA team would move to Hampton Roads.

December 28, 2001
Luxury Boxes Critical in Luring Major Teams 

Welcome to the world of luxury boxes--the corporate playgrounds that are key pieces of any professional sports puzzle put together these days.

December 8, 2001
City Questions Coliseum’s Finances 

The Coliseum's bookings and revenues have declined in the past three years, but the annual cost to run the facility has stayed roughly the same.

November 30, 2001
Rec and Effect 

The Washington State University Recreation Center represents a new generation of college athletic facilities, those that function as a second student union.

November 29, 2001
Proposed Arena Faces Uncertainty 

The future of a proposed Conway civic center that would provide Coastal Carolina University's basketball teams with a larger, lusher stage is looking bleak.

November 9, 2001
D.C. Consultant Launches Last-Second Shot for Hornets 

Norfolk city officials are enlisting the help of Washington consulting firm Brailsford & Dunlavey to help lure the Charlotte Hornets, whose owner, George Shinn, is looking to move his team.

November 9, 2001
Norfolk Retains Help for Arena 

The Washington, D.C., firm of Brailsford and Dunlavey is assembling a detailed report on the revenues and costs associated with a new arena.

November 4, 2001
Keene Residents Get Their First Look at Proposed Sports Center, Office Park 

The public yesterday got its first look at what proponents say could be an economic magnet for downtown Keene.

October 30, 2001
Economist Sees Region As a Hot Bet to Get a Team 

Mindful of the region's alleged shallow corporate depth, the Hampton Roads Partnership hired Brailsford & Dunlavey, a Washington consulting firm, to ask corporate heads if they would support major sports.

October 12, 2001
Benefit Concert Latest Feather in Cap for RFK Stadium 

Bobby Goldwater, president of the D.C. Sports & Entertainment Commission, has led the fight to keep the lights on at RFK.

October 12, 2001
Forget Office Space; This Firm Plays in a Different Arena 

Washington-based Brailsford & Dunlavey has done facilities planning and project management for large construction jobs across the country.

October 11, 2001
Auburn Athletics Committee OKs Stadium Expansion 

The Auburn University Board of Trustees Athletic Committee cleared the way for another expansion to Jordan-Hare Stadium at its Oct. 4 meeting.

September 1, 2001
Designer Dorms 

Student housing officials have to be forgiven if they indulge in a little nostalgia now and then.

August 31, 2001
Conway Center Plan Gets Boost 

A civic center in Conway is more than possible, according to a five-month, $80,000 study released Thursday.

August 26, 2001
‘Amazing’ New Rec Center Wows ‘em at WVU 

Wide eyes. Open mouths. Huge smiles.

August 5, 2001
Stepping Up to the Plate 

Last January, during his second scouting visit to Hampton Roads, Major League Baseball consultant Corey Busch gave area officials a homework assignment: If the region was serious about landing a team, do a study.

July 29, 2001
Area Leaders on Landing a Pro Team: You Gotta Believe 

When prominent Hampton Roads business and political leaders gathered in downtown Norfolk two years ago to discuss how to put the region in the major leagues, they agreed one obstacle had to be overcome before all others.

July 19, 2001
Professional Sports in Hampton Roads 

A Major League Baseball consultant has told area leaders that Hampton Roads is on "a short list" of regions being considered as relocation sites for existing teams, said James L. Eason, president of the Hampton Roads Partnership.

June 16, 2001
Lawmakers Told of Area’s Boom 

On the same day state legislators heard a pitch for an arena at Northern Kentucky University and the Newport Aquarium announced robust attendance figures, visiting legislators also heard about the area's growth.

June 15, 2001
Study Gives Go-ahead to $42.9M NKU Center 

A comprehensive feasibility study suggests moving forward with plans to construct a $42.9 million special events center on Northern Kentucky University's campus.

April 23, 2001
Play Ball! 

Yonkers officials are backing away from Tibbetts Brook Park as their first choice for the site of a minor league baseball stadium they wish to attract to the city.

April 1, 2001
Put Your Name Here 

The city of Everett might raise some funds by naming the new arena after a business.

April 1, 2001
Special Events Center 

With this month's establishment of a public facilities district for the arena, the City of Everett has taken a visible step toward the arena's construction and securing a minor-league hockey team.

March 23, 2001
UMKC Hires Company to Study Twin Oaks Option 

The University of Missouri-Kansas City's governing board on Thursday hired a consultant to study options for UMKC's Twin Oaks Apartments, but one board member questioned why the study was being done more than two years after the board bought the buildings.

December 15, 2000
AOL to Aid Local Olympic Bid 

America Online Inc. yesterday announced that it is throwing its cash and Internet experience behind Baltimore-Washington's bid to secure the 2012 Summer Olympics.

December 1, 2000
Facility of Merit — DePaul University: Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center 

November 24, 2000
Everett May Develop Multipurpose Arena 

The city of Everett is considering whether to develop a multipurpose arena for sporting events, trade shows, conferences and concerts on the southeastern edge of the downtown business district.

October 12, 2000
Work Group Focuses on Housing Options 

Students, University administrators, faculty and architects from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) met and even took a tour last week to focus on new housing.

August 6, 2000
For 2012, a Sale of Two Cities 

The 2012 Summer Olympics may be a long way off, but the Baltimore-Washington Regional 2012 Coalition has put together a compelling campaign to become the United States' candidate to host the Games, according to people in and around the Olympic movement.

June 5, 2000
Oregon State U. Recreation Center to Undergo $18 Million Facelift 

Oregon State University's Dixon Recreation Center is planning to get a face-lift that may begin as soon as summer 2001.

May 3, 2000
Yonkers Checking Feasibility of Minor League Baseball in City 

The effort to bring minor league baseball to the city will take a first step later this month when officials say they will choose a company to study its feasibility and recommend a site for a stadium.

March 31, 2000
A ‘Strong’ Baseball Market 

The new report, from Brailsford & Dunlavey of Washington D.C., says Lancaster County's population, expected growth, average income and other factors bode well for this area's ability to support a team.

March 31, 2000
Northern League: Long, Colorful Past 

It has a proud history that dates back to 1902 — minus an interruption or two — and today calls itself "THE pre-eminent modern-era independent league" in all of baseball.

March 23, 2000
Lehigh County Paying $39,000 for Second Study of Stadium 

Lehigh County commissioners on Wednesday approved a contract for a second, more refined architectural study of the renovations needed at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.

March 14, 2000
Area Group to Announce Venue Plans 

The group trying to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to the Washington-Baltimore region is considering holding the Games' opening and closing ceremonies at a new stadium to be built on the site of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in the District or in simultaneous ceremonies on the National Mall and in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, according to a document outlining preliminary recommendations.

February 16, 2000
Hubs Are Suggested for Olympic Bid 

A Washington-Baltimore 2012 Summer Olympics would stage most of its contests in five clusters of venues throughout the region, enabling fans to see multiple events each day within each hub with as little travel as possible, according to a study released yesterday by the Washington/Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition.

January 19, 2000
Partnership Makes Pitch to Major League Baseball 

The Hampton Roads Partnership acknowledges it's a long shot, but it has nonetheless been quietly working since August to bring a Major League Baseball team to the area.

November 20, 1999
Consultants Offer Stadium Repair Options 

Consultants who performed a preliminary assessment of plans to rehabilitate the Allentown School District's 51-year-old J. Birney Crum Stadium gave community leaders three options Friday for further consideration.

November 12, 1999
New Housing Will Force Students to Relocate 

Construction has begun on new student housing, and some Oklahoma State University students in University Apartments must move to make room.

November 8, 1999
J. Birney Crum Stadium to Get a Closer Review 

A committee of community leaders studying the physical improvements needed at the Allentown School District's J. Birney Crum Stadium will meet Nov. 19 with the consultants hired to do a feasibility study.

October 28, 1999
Waterbury Works on a New Stadium 

Waterbury mayor Phil Giordano unveiled his city's plan Wednesday to build an $11 million, 4,000-seat baseball stadium that would be ready for 2001.

October 22, 1999
Gimbel Gym to Double in Size 

Construction is set to begin next summer on the $20 million project.

October 14, 1999
ASD Stadium Upgrade OK’d 

Lehigh County commissioners on Wednesday committed the first $ 30,000 toward what may be a $7.5 million renovation of J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.

October 1, 1999
A Big-League Pitch to Baseball Partnership Is Hoping to Make Hampton Roads the Home for a Franchise 

If a major league baseball team relocates to Hampton Roads, it would be the only big-time game in town.

September 13, 1999
A Change in Plans 

The city of Portland has revised its plans to build a new arena to replace the Cumberland County Civic Center.

September 2, 1999
Chronology of Arena Proposal 

Here is a look at how the issue of a new arena in downtown Portland unfolded.

August 13, 1999
Portand, ME, Playing With First Sports Facility 

Portland is trying to piece together what could become Maine's first sports finance deal as it contemplates a mix of tax-exempt debt and charitable donations to fund a replacement for the Cumberland County Civic Center.

July 19, 1999
Is Hampton Roads Ready for the Big Leagues? 

The Hampton Roads Partnership, which pulls together leaders from a variety of fields, has hired a consultant to study whether the region could economically support a major league franchise.

July 10, 1999
High-Speed Communications, Sports Facility in Waterbury, Conn.’s Plans 

Will high speed fiber optic access and athletics help transform downtown Waterbury?

July 6, 1999
Redskins Go to Market 

The record-setting $ 800 million sale price of the Washington Redskins likely will prompt the team's new owner, Bethesda businessman Daniel M. Snyder, to market the franchise much more aggressively than the low-key style of the late Jack Kent Cooke and his son, John, according to sports industry experts.

June 24, 1999
Group’s Task: Find Funding for New Arena 

The biggest question about the proposed arena in Portland could be answered soon.

June 10, 1999
Recreational Programs and Facilities Under Review 

George Mason has retained consultants to create a 10-year master plan for athletic and recreational programs and facilities on the Fairfax Campus.

June 1, 1999
Overhaul of U. Rec Facilities to Better Campus Athletics 

Following years of criticism over a severe lack of campus recreation facilities, the University has made several significant strides over the past 12 months — including the opening of a new indoor fitness center, the start of renovations on two athletic fields and the unveiling of plans for a major gymnasium expansion.

April 8, 1999
U. Alum Donates $10m. for Gimbel Renovation 

Trustee David Pottruck's gift will allow for the gym's expansion, and the center will be named in his honor.

April 8, 1999
Consultant Urges Mini-Arena for NKU 

Northern Kentucky University could soon boast its own 6,000- to 7,500-seat arena — if a consultant's suggestion comes to fruition.

April 2, 1999
Consultants Picked for Preparation of 2012 Olympic Bid 

The Washington-Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition announced the consulting firms yesterday that will help prepare the region's bid for submission to the United States Olympic Committee by March 31, 2000.

March 25, 1999
City Gets Expert Blessing, Prepares to Back Bayside Arena 

City officials appear ready to publicly advocate for a new arena in Portland's Bayside neighborhood, now that an outside consultant has concluded the project makes good financial sense.

March 24, 1999
Consultant Says New Arena Is “Feasible” 

A 10,000-seat arena would not prove too disruptive to a neighborhood dominated by social service agencies, a consultant said.

March 10, 1999
New or Old, Civic Center Needs Funding 

City Manager Robert B. Ganley on Tuesday downplayed a report that concluded Portland may not be big enough to support a 10,000-seat arena.

March 9, 1999
Portland May Lack Basics for Big Arena 

Greater Portland may not have enough people or money to support a new, 10,000-seat sports arena.

February 27, 1999
Stadium Plan Full of Detail 

They know what the pitcher's mound will be made of, they just don't know who will build it.

February 24, 1999
U. to Upgrade Recreation Space 

Bower Field's renovation will yield improved field space for club sports on the eastern edge of

February 5, 1999
Owner Denies Sports-Arena Site Is for Sale 

The owner of a Portland parking lot that has been chosen as a possible site for a new sports arena said emphatically Thursday that the land is not for sale.

December 27, 1998
Progress Made on Plans for URI Arena 

Plans for a new arena at the University of Rhode Island, which have been quietly moving forward over the past several months, are now being unveiled by school officials.

December 23, 1998
City Chooses Firm to Study Arena Issues 

A Washington, D.C., firm that has planned and designed some of the country's largest and most sophisticated arenas will look at the feasibility and effect of building a new sports complex in Portland.

December 22, 1998
Sports Center Plans Beginning to Make Headway at URI 

University of Rhode Island basketball fans are about to receive the holiday present they have been seeking for years - a new, on-campus building for their team.

December 1, 1998
Facility of Merit — University of Maryland, College Park: Campus Recreation Center 

November 15, 1998
Redskins Draw Suitors From Near and Far 

With only two weeks remaining until first-round bids are due for the sale of the Washington Redskins, as many as 10 bidders could vie for one of the most prestigious sports franchises in America.

September 16, 1998
Watching the Hogs From a Cash Cow 

Sure, the Redskins use the playing field, and 76,000 fans occupy the seats.

September 7, 1998
Big Men on Campus Win Over New Fans 

Many colleges and universities around the country know whom to call when they want to build a recreation center or other sports facility on campus.

September 5, 1998
Manassas Town Square Project Advances 

Envisioning a picturesque town square with smiling families and bustling activity, a committee is recommending that the Manassas City Council approve financing for an outdoor ice rink, walkway and pavilion project that could be in use by as early as Thanksgiving Day 1999.

July 23, 1998
WSU Regents OK Bond Sale for Student Rec Center 

Washington State University regents approved the sale of up to $ 48 million in bonds Wednesday for a state-of-the art student recreation center.

April 24, 1998
Rec. Facilities Plans Get High Marks 

Penn students and staff applauded the decision to renovate Gimbel.

April 5, 1998
Rec Meccas 

It's a Monday night at Washington State University's student-owned Olympic gym, where students have to wait for someone to leave before they can pick up a barbell.

March 19, 1998
Norfolk Doesn’t Want Hampton in ECHL 

The City of Norfolk has waved a $100,000 carrot under the noses of Hampton Roads Admirals owners Mark Garcea and Page Johnson, hoping it will prevent them from moving their East Coast Hockey League team to Hampton in 1999.

December 1, 1997
Facility of Merit — University of Miami: Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center (formerly the George A. Smathers Student Wellness Center) 

September 16, 1997
Athletic Department Gears Up for Announcement of New Facility 

Students' long-standing request for a new athletic complex is the "primary goal" of the Athletic Department, and concrete plans for the approximately $100 million facility — which may contain new weightrooms, basketball courts and an indoor track — will be announced later this year, Athletic Department Director Steve Bilsky said Friday.

September 11, 1997
D.C. Firm Presents a Plan for Keaney 

University of Rhode Island President Robert L. Carothers got his first good look yesterday at a proposal to replace Keaney Gym and build an ice- skating facility and a golf course on the URI campus.

July 7, 1997
UI Students Don’t Break a Sweat in OKing Rec Center 

University of Idaho students want recreation, and they're willing to dig into their own pockets to pay for it.

January 22, 1997
U. Seeks Input on Rec. Facilities 

The Recreation Department wants to know what you think.

January 16, 1997
Report: Arena Would Yield Surplus 

A $143 million, 20,000-seat arena in downtown Norfolk for a proposed National Hockey League team would generate an annual profit of $777,000, according to a report presented Wednesday to the region's city managers.

January 13, 1997
Rhinos 101 

After months of planning and negotiation, Hampton Roads' bid for an NHL team will kick into high gear Tuesday when prospective owner George Shinn and area officials travel to New York City to make a presentation to the NHL's owners and commissioner.

January 13, 1997
Survey Shows Desire for Better Rec. Facility 

University students, faculty and staff would be willing to walk across campus to a new recreation facility and pay a fee, focus groups show.

December 19, 1996
Shinn Joins Arena Talks; Helps Close Fiscal Gap 

Progress was made Wednesday in the first negotiating session over a proposed 20,000-seat arena attended by George Shinn, sources close to the negotiations say.

November 28, 1996
Luxury Boxes Could Win NHL Deal 

Does Hampton Roads have what it takes to support luxury boxes — at least 50 suites at $80,000 to $120,000 each a year — in a new arena?

November 24, 1996
Group Sends Shinn Arena Plan 

The puck has been passed back to George Shinn.

November 12, 1996
Early Projection Cuts Arena Costs 

An 18,000-seat arena for a National Hockey League team would cost the region about $3 million per year over 20 years, about half the amount anticipated by political leaders a month ago, according to a preliminary estimate from an accounting firm hired by the Hampton Roads Partnership.

November 5, 1996
NHL Bid Picks Up Steam 

Organizers of an effort to bring a National Hockey League team to Hampton Roads received two pieces of good news Monday: An endorsement from Gov. George F. Allen, who reportedly told one area official that he would consider providing state funding to help build an arena for a hockey team.

July 12, 1996
Ravens Add Architects to Stadium-Design Team 

Ravens Add Architects to Stadium-Design Team

April 27, 1996
Area Leaders Agree to Hire Consultant to Study Arena 

Area political leaders have embraced a compromise proposed by Virginia Beach on hiring a consultant to study a 20,000-seat sports arena.

March 25, 1996
Anaheim’s Taxing Issue: How to Keep the Angels 

The city's promise to spend no tax money in its quest to keep the California Angels could cost it the team, according to sports analysts and baseball officials.