RDG in the Media: Emerging Trends in Sports Facility Design
In an interview with Recreation Management Magazine, RDG’s Blaine Perau, AIA, NCARB discusses how unique design elements within athletic spaces can create excitement and give institutions a competitive edge.
Athletic facilities serve as an anchor for many communities, places to congregate and participate in or cheer on games of friendly competition. Sports facilities represent school districts and communities and are often the first introduction for visiting schools and fans who travel to watch their own students compete. At the non-professional level, modern educational sports facilities are being designed to serve more than just student-athletes and marching bands – they are being created to support learning for careers that revolve around sports, offering real-world experience to students.
As the world now begins to emerge from the lockdowns of the pandemic, expectations around the design of sports facilities are steadily growing and with this growth comes accelerating competition between educational institutions. In the latest issue of Recreation Management Magazine, RDG Planning & Design’s Blaine Perau, AIA, NCARB discusses how unique design elements within athletic spaces can create excitement and give institutions a competitive edge.