Designed to Capture Attention

“Everybody keeps pushing the edges on student recreation building” says Al Oberlander, principal and COO at Des Moines, Iowa-based RDG Planning & Design. “Its ‘what can we do that will separate our building and how can it tell a story about what goes on inside?’” The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Outdoor Adventure Center makes it purpose apparent with a 41-foot-tall exterior climbing wall intend to resemble western Nebraska’s Chimney Rock National Historic Site. Attracting and engaging students, open for bouldering at any time to a height of 10 feet, and more is what this facility is all about.

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© 2015 Athletic Business, republished with permission. The original article: 2015-08 AB UNL ODP DesignDetails appeared in September 2015 issue.

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