B&D professionals stay current with all the trends and requirements of today’s facilities and those that will serve our future generations.

As part of our practice, B&D professionals produce and publish white papers, speak at industry conferences, and continually perform in-house research.   Our Research & Methods team continually acquires and disseminates the most current and usable data on the facility types in which we specialize, which helps our clients achieve their project goals and enhances our methodologies.


February 28, 2014
A New Community Hub in Downtown D.C. 

October 10, 2013
All Playgrounds Are Not Created Equal 

January 1, 2011
Owner’s Perspective: Two Questions Every Owner Must Answer for Their LEED Project; Owner's Representative’s Perspective: What LEED Credits Are Right for You? 

October 1, 2003
Internal Revenue 

August 1, 2001
A Modest Proposal 

September 1, 2000
The Montreal Thistle Curling Club: A Sign of the Times 

November 1, 1999
Fitness Invasion 


November 19, 2015
The Current and Future Impact of P3 Deals on Campus and Community Recreation Centers 

Presented by Peter Isaac and Ann Drummie at the 2015 Athletic Business Conference & Expo

September 9, 2013
Play DC: Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through Playgrounds 

Presented by Sanath Kalidas and MD Nobakht at the 2013 Virginia Recreation and Parks Society Conference.

September 8, 2012
Catalysts for Building Community Recreation 

Presented by Sanath Kalidas and Ella Faulkner at the 2012 Virginia Recreation and Parks Society Annual Conference.

April 17, 2008
Maximize the Value of the Real Estate Assets of Higher Education Institutions 

Presented by Jeff Turner at the 2008 IPEDS Conference.


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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

June 1, 2011
Architectural Showcase — Wilson Aquatic 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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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?Download

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.Download