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 21, 2013
Sharpen Your Focus: How to Run Successful Focus Groups 

December 20, 2012
The University of New Haven Responds to Hurricane Sandy 

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

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 

October 1, 2003
Internal Revenue 

August 1, 2001
A Modest Proposal 

September 1, 1999
Locker-Room Talk 

August 1, 1996
Second Chances 

August 1, 1993
The Fragile 'Yes' 

July 1, 1992
Prescription for Health Care Costs: Wellness Programs on Campus 

March 1, 1992
Get Out the Vote 

October 1, 1989
Step-by-Step Weight Rooms 


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

March 31, 2015
Advancing Your Mission Through Case Making: Strategic, Physical, and Financial Planning 

Presented by Joe Winters and Eric Hawkes at the 2015 2015 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo.

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

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

October 24, 2012
Recreation Facilities Planning & Implementation 

Presented by Greg Wachalski and Daniel Bulfin at the 2012 IIRSA Conference.

October 16, 2012
The Power of Expectations: Evolving the Campus Recreation Center by Raising the Bar 

Presented by Paul Brailsford at the 2012 NIRSA National Recreation Facilities Institute.

October 15, 2012
Recreation Center Construction: Getting It Done With Design-Build 

Presented by Joe Winters, Wayne Hughes, Jen Zirkle, and Tara Parker at the 2012 NIRSA Facilities Institute.

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 29, 2012
How to Develop & Execute a Business Plan for Your Organization 

Presented by Kim Martin and Jeff Sessine at the 2012 NIRSA 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.

November 18, 2011
The New Arms Race in Higher Education : The Impact of Hotel Quality Rooms, Gourmet Food, and World-Class Gyms and Spas 

Presented by Jim Carruthers at the 2011 APLU (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities) Conference.

May 18, 2011
Evolution of a Plan: Redevelopment of the Purdue University Recreational Sports Center 

Presented by Greg Wachalski and Howard Blaisdell at the 2011 Big Ten Conference.

March 12, 2011
Enriching Campus Gathering Spaces on a Tight Budget 

Presented by Jeff Turner and Keith Betts at the 2011 NASPA Conference.

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

Presented by Ann Drummie at the 2010 Athletic Business Conference.

November 8, 2010
Emerging Trends and Current Issues in Auxiliary Services 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Jeff Sessine, Claudia Scotty, Rick Thomas, Loren Rullman, and Mitch Kilcrease at the 2010 NACAS 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.

September 24, 2010
The Power of Purpose 

Presented by Paul Brailsford at the 2010 NoCRSA State Workshop.

March 15, 2010
What Happened? The Significant Impact of Recent Changes in Capital Markets on Construction of Higher Ed Facilities 

Presented by Brad Noyes for BJAC U in 2010.

March 8, 2010
Responding to Economic Challenges While Planning for Success 

Presented by Katie Karp, Kevin Keegan, and Michael Shonrock at the 2010 NASPA Conference.

January 27, 2010
Trends in Recreational Facilities 

Presented by Ann Drummie at the 2010 SUNY/PPAA Winter 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.

November 5, 2009
Building Excellence for the Next Generation: Recreation Trends & Implementation Strategies 

Presented by Kim Martin and Julie Skolnicki at the 2009 ORSA Conference.

October 28, 2009
Recreation Facilities: How to Get the Program Right 

Presented by Paul Brailsford and Jen Zirkle at the 2009 NIRSA National Recreation Facilities Institute.

October 17, 2009
Catching Up By Getting Ahead 

Presented by Paul Brailsford, Derrek Niec-Williams, and Jeff Sessine at the 2009 HBCU-NIRSA Summit.

April 11, 2009
REC*ognize Your Choice, Making Your Referendum Work 

Presented by Jeff Turner, Bryanne Knight, and Debra L. Hammond at the 2009 NIRSA Conference.

April 3, 2009
One Size Does Not Fit All: Right Sizing Recreation Facilities for Schools Under 10,000 

Presented by Kim Martin and Julie Skolnicki at the 2009 NIRSA 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.

November 3, 2008
Best-Laid Plans for the Worst-Case Scenario: Essential Components of an All-Hazards Plan for Your Auxiliary Facilities 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Loren Rullman, and Deborah Schmidt-Rogers at the 2008 NACAS Conference.

October 14, 2008
Saving Green: The Case for Sustainable Design 

Presented by Kim Martin and Jen Zirkle at the 2008 NIRSA Conference.

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.

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

Presented by Jeff Turner at the 2008 IPEDS Conference.

March 18, 2008
Recreation Centers 101: A Primer for Union Directors 

Presented by Bart Hall, David Body, and Dave Edwards at the 2008 ACUI Conference.

October 28, 2007
The Recreational Union 

Presented by Brian Hanlon, James Poulson, and Steve Weldeck at the 2007 NASPA Western Regional 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.

October 4, 2007
Athletics and Recreation Public-Private Partnerships 

Roundtable led by Paul Brailsford at the 2007 NACUBO Conference.

August 11, 2007
Hitting the Jackpot: How UNLV New Student Life Facilities are Changing the Campus Landscape 

Presented by Jeff Turner, Anne Kingsley, and Mac Hayes at the 2007 NACAS Conference.

July 29, 2007
Managing Capital Projects: An Innovative Approach 

Presented by Brad Noyes, Janet Waldron, and Bill Charland 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 20, 2007
Looking to the Future of Campus Recreation 

Presented by Paul Brailsford at the 2007 NIRSA Conference.

April 20, 2007
Building Blocks for Business Planning 

Presented by Kim Martin and Matt Bohannon at the 2007 NIRSA Conference.

April 11, 2007
Essentials of Partnering: Process, Process, Process 

Presented by Jeff Turner at the 2007 NACUBO Conference: Public-Private Partnerships for Facilities.

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.

April 2, 2007
Maximize the Value of the Real Estate Assets of Higher Education Institutions 

Presented by Jeff Turner and Robert Dickey at the 2007 IPEDS 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.

October 16, 2006
Improving Your Auxiliary Operation's Performance and Leverage Through Integrated Business Planning 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Rick Thomas, and Loren Rullman at the 2006 NACAS Conference.

May 1, 2006
Plan for the Future 

Presented by Brian Hanlon at the 2006 NACAS South Conference.

April 7, 2006
Recreational Sports Trends 

Presented by Kim Martin at the 2006 NIRSA Conference.

March 18, 2006
Recreation Centers 101: A Primer for Union Directors 

Presented by Brad Noyes, David Body, and Thomas Compton at the 2006 ACUI 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.

June 22, 2004
Role of Fitness Facilities in Student Housing Planning and Operations 

Presented by Ann Drummie, Brian Hanlon, and Levester Johnson at the 2004 ACUHO-I Conference.

April 21, 2004
Starting From Scratch: Creating a Business Plan That Works 

Presented by Paul Brailsford at the 2004 NIRSA Conference.

April 20, 2004
Using Outcome-Based Planning to Increase Effectiveness 

Presented by Paul Brailsford at the 2004 NIRSA Conference.

April 19, 2004
Your Rec Center Is Open: Now What? 

Presented by Brad Noyes at the 2004 NIRSA 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.

December 3, 2003
Building College & University Recreation Facilities: How Am I Going to Pay for All of This? 

Presented by Paul Brailsford and Terry Glanville at the 2002 Athletic Business Conference.

November 4, 2003
Make Your Campus Recreation Department Soar 

Presented by Brian Hanlon, Andrea Costantino, and Malcolm Lawrie at the 2003 NACAS Conference.

June 17, 2003
Improving Campus Life at Your Institution 

Presented by Jeff Turner, Pat Brown, and Hank Colker at the 2003 NACAS East Conference.

April 21, 2003
Playing Nice With Others: Strategies for Recreation Facility Partnerships 

Presented by Brian Hanlon at the 2003 NIRSA National Recreation Facilities Institute.

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 3, 2002
Architectural Programming for Campus Recreation Facilities 

Presented by Paul Brailsford and Ann Drummie at the 2002 Athletic Business Conference.

July 19, 2002
Recreation Facilities: Programming Principles & Case Studies 

Presented by Paul Brailsford in 2002 at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

April 11, 2002
Planning Your Facility Opening 

Presented by Brad Noyes and Maureen McGonagle at the 2002 NIRSA Conference.

April 11, 2002
Renovation vs. New Construction: Fix Up the Old or in With the New? 

Presented by Kim Martin and Tony Clements at the 2002 NIRSA Conference.

April 10, 2002
Shaping Up Your Strategy 

Presented by Kim Martin and Julie Skolnicki at the 2002 NIRSA National Recreation.

December 11, 2001
Planning & Organizing a Successful Student Referendum 

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

October 28, 2001
Recreational Facilities Planning: Excellence from the Beginning 

Presented by Kim Martin, George Brown, and Dave Larson at the 2001 NIRSA Conference.

October 28, 2001
Preparing to Open a Building 

Presented by Brad Noyes and Maureen McGonagle at the 2001 NIRSA Conference.

October 28, 2001
Responding to Financial Pressures 

Presented by Brad Noyes and Bill Canning at the 2001 NIRSA Conference.

July 27, 2001
Theory and Praxis: Planning Student-Centered Facilities 

Presented by Paul Brailsford, Jim Carruthers, Claudia Scotty, and Niraj Dangoria at the 2001 SCUP 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.

May 9, 1999
Outsourcing Campus Recreation 

Presented by Kevin Keegan at the 1999 NACAS Conference.

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

Presented by Alan Resnick at the 1996 Athletic Business Conference.


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."Download

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..."Download

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

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.Download

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

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

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

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 

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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

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.Download

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.Download

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 

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

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

May 1, 2010
Facility Highlight — Ohio Dominican University 

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

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.Download

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.Download

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.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

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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

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.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

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

May 1, 2008
Facility Highlight — University of Maine 

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

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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

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

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

November 30, 2006
Survival of the Fittest 

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

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.Download

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

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

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

April 1, 2006
Forward Progress 

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

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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 centerDownload

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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

Wide eyes. Open mouths. Huge smiles.Download

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

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.Download

October 22, 1999
Gimbel Gym to Double in Size 

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

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.Download

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.Download

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

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

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

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.Download

April 24, 1998
Rec. Facilities Plans Get High Marks 

Penn students and staff applauded the decision to renovate Gimbel.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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.Download

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

The Recreation Department wants to know what you think.Download

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.Download