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 18, 2015
Confident Change Amidst a Dynamic Reality: The Value of Vision-Based Planning 

November 1, 2012
Limit the Impact: Build Only What You Need 

June 1, 2012
Premium Seating: It’s More Than What Meets the Eye 

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? 

January 1, 2010
Facilities Funding Thaws 

August 1, 2008
Top 10 Auxiliary Services Trends for 2008 

October 1, 2007
Key Ingredients of a Business Plan 

February 1, 2006
12 Tips for Writing a Successful RFP 

March 1, 2004
Should You Restructure the Business Enterprise? 

December 1, 2003
Restructuring University Business Enterprises 

August 1, 2002
Stadium Makeovers 

August 1, 2001
A Modest Proposal 

September 1, 1999
Locker-Room Talk 

October 1, 1989
Step-by-Step Weight Rooms 


July 8, 2015
Three Public Universities Find Different Answers to Capital Project Delivery 

Presented by Peter Isaac, Jane Harris, Tara Saunders, Don Sundgren, and Kate Meyer at the 2015 SCUP Annual International Conference.

November 21, 2013
Master Plan vs. Strategic Plan vs. Business Plan 

Presented by Ann Drummie and Bryan Slater at the 2013 Athletic Business Conference & Expo.

October 14, 2013
Dear Donor: Fundraising for Athletics Facilities 

Presented by Ann Drummie, Susan Bassett, Amanda Braun, and Lori Mazza at the 2013 NACWAA National Convention.

April 29, 2013
From Dream to Reality: Public/Private Partnerships 

Presented by Kim Martin and Richard Rieth at the 2013 OACUBO Conference.

November 29, 2012
Make Space Investments: Considering Your Revenue Source Options 

Presented by Ann Drummie at the 2012 Athletic Business Conference & Expo.

June 15, 2012
Collaborative University Partnerships: Planning for Future Campus Capital Projects in a Challenging Economic Environment 

Presented by Katie Karp and Ryan Conway at the 2012 ITGA Conference.

March 23, 2012
Discussion Panel — Universities 

Discussion panel hosted by Brad Noyes at the 2012 SCUP Southern Symposium.

December 1, 2011
Strategic Capital Fund Planning: Before and After the Doors Open 

Presented by Ann Drummie at the 2011 Athletic Business Conference & Expo.

December 2, 2010
How Much Do I Need? Creating a Capital Project Budget 

Presented by Ann Drummie at the 2010 Athletic Business Conference.

October 16, 2010
The Facilities Cafe: Diverse Project Delivery Is the New Realty 

Presented by Brad Noyes, Brad Reid, Brent Jeffcoat, Ken Leonczyk, and Bob Gunn at the 2010 SCUP Southern Regional Conference.

December 3, 2009
Athletics and Recreation Master Plan — What Does It Look Like? 

Presented by Ann Drummie and Chet Roach at the 2009 Athletic Business Conference.

January 6, 2009
Construction Project Delivery Methods 

Presented by Jeff Turner and Bart Hall in 2009 to the University of West Florida Construction Management Program.

December 4, 2008
Preconstruction Services . . . Leveraging a Builder During Design 

Presented by Brad Noyes and Ann Drummie at the 2008 Athletic Business Conference.

November 15, 2008
The University Tower as a Tower of Strength 

Presented by Paul Brailsford in 2008 at the National Press Club, hosted by the District of Columbia Building Industry Association.

May 3, 2008
The Latest in Campus Athletic and Recreation Facilities 

Presented by Greg Wachalski, Christopher R. Haupt, and Al Oberlander at the 2008 School Building Expo.

November 29, 2007
Dear Donor . . . Components of an Athletic Facility Capital Campaign Statement 

Presented by Brad Noyes and Ann Drummie at the 2007 Athletic Business Conference.

October 4, 2007
Athletics and Recreation Public-Private Partnerships 

Roundtable led by Paul Brailsford at the 2007 NACUBO Conference.

October 4, 2007
What's on the Horizon? Explore Issues Within the Industry That Are Expected to Affect the Models and Structures of These Partnerships 

Panel participant: Paul Brailsford at the 2007 NACUBO Conference.

May 27, 2007
Renovation & Expansion Strategies for Large-Scale Recreation Centers 

Presented by Paul Brailsford and Greg Wachalski at the 2007 Big Ten Conference.

May 23, 2007
Project Delivery Methods 

Presented by Jeff Turner at the 2007 Forum on Higher Education Project Delivery Alternatives.

April 3, 2007
Avoiding the School of Hard Knocks: Acquiring the Essential Skills You'll Need to Become a Successful Chief Student Affairs Officer 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Jim Doyle, and Evelyn McDonald at the 2007 ACPA/NASPA Conference.

November 15, 2006
How Much Money Do I Need? Creating a Project Budget 

Presented by Brad Noyes and Ann Drummie at the 2006 Athletic Business Conference.

May 1, 2006
Plan for the Future 

Presented by Brian Hanlon at the 2006 NACAS South Conference.

January 6, 2006
Trends in Athletic Facilities 

Presented by Ann Drummie, Morgan Burke, Michael Edwards, and Scott Radecic at the 2006 NCAA Conference.

December 3, 2005
Fit for Life . . . 

Presented by Brad Noyes, Nancy Freedman, and Bryan Dunkelberger at the 2005 Athletic Business Conference.

December 2, 2004
Conducting A Comprehensive Feasibility Study 

Presented by Brad Noyes and Ann Drummie at the 2004 Athletic Business Conference.

December 4, 2003
Frequently Forgotten & Excluded (FF&E): Equipping Your Facility 

Presented by Brad Noyes and Ann Drummie at the 2003 Athletic Business Conference.

April 8, 2003
The Urban Campus' Passport to Community Outreach: University-Community Development 

Presented by Jeff Turner, Scott Ford, and Dhiru Thadani at the 2003 SCUP Conference.

December 11, 2001
Planning & Organizing a Successful Student Referendum 

Presented by Paul Brailsford and Brad Noyes at the 2001 Athletic Business Conference.

December 12, 2000
Building a Living Business Plan 

Presented by Paul Brailsford and Bill Canning at the 2000 Athletic Business Conference

January 24, 2000
The Role of Student Life on Campus 

Presented by Alan Resnick at the Walker Art Center.

January 25, 1996
Playing Seriously: Planning for Athletic and Recreation Facilities on Campus 

Presented by Alan Resnick at the 1996 Athletic Business Conference.


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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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

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.Download

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.Download

December 15, 2008
Faces & Places 

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

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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."Download

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.Download

August 1, 2007
The Winning Edge 

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

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

Matt Difebo loves it when a plan comes together.Download

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.Download

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

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download