RDG Wins Three NIRSA Outstanding Facility Awards
NIRSA (National Intramural Recreation Sports Association) has selected the University of North Carolina Greensboro Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness, Radford University’s – Student Recreation and Wellness, and the University of Michigan Intramural Sports Building (IMSB) to receive their distinguished Outstanding Sports Facilities Award. This annual awards program recognizes architects, consultants, and facility owners and managers for their efforts planning, financing, designing and operating indoor recreation and wellness facilities that set high standards for design and functionality. We are proud to work with clients and institutions who are focused on engaging students in health and wellness and enhancing the recreational experience on campus.
Below are summaries of the projects recognized as outstanding:
University of North Carolina Greensboro Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness – A 216,000SF new facility designed to redefine the wellness and recreation experience for students of UNCG. This facility provides the ability to host large campus events, to promote healthy behaviors and foster student development. Patrons enjoy one entrance for the entire building with access to Outdoor Adventures program spaces, including the climbing and boulder walls, in one central space. This has made it simpler for patrons and maximized cross-training opportunities of student staff.
Radford University – Student Recreation and Wellness – At 116,000SF we have created a bold new recreation facility, expressing the classical character of campus, while still celebrating Radford’s exciting future. The design amplifies the activities within the building’s highly transparent building skin, allowing the campus community and passers-by to visually experience people in activity classes, on cardio exercise equipment, and on the one-of-a-kind single slope jogging track that rises and falls 14’ between two floors. The sloping jogging track is a very innovative feature, accessible by all users and identified as ADA compliant.
University of Michigan Intramural Sports Building (IMSB) Renovation – This is the first of three major facility renovations for Campus Recreation, all planned to improve Rec Sports facilities for the future. The building remains true to its foundation while receiving new finishes, flooring, new insulated windows, and a much-improved connectivity to the entire building. For the first time this building will be completely ADA accessible. No small feat for a structure with 11 different floor levels!
Congratulations to our clients, consultants, owners, facility managers and their staff!!