RDG in the Media: Creating Community on Campus

May 19, 2020

In an interview with Recreation Management Magazine, RDG’s Tom Ohle, AIA discusses recreation centers as “sticky spaces” that enhance students’ physical, mental and emotional well-being.

When the American economy kicks back into gear and universities safely welcome back students, the design of on-campus recreation centers will be more important than ever.

The University of Oregon Student Recreation Center Expansion and Renovation in Eugene, Oregon. Photo by Kun Zhang.

Tom Ohle, AIA, whose work at RDG focuses on design of athletic facilities, discusses how recreation centers, which were once peripheral or support buildings, have now become a core element of a campus’ culture, and why these spaces will continue to be critical to the overall physical, mental and emotional well-being of the students they serve.

Click to read Ohle’s full interview on the role rec centers play in creating a vibrant campus culture.

Written by Erin Van Zee, Communications Director