With spring approaching, everyone is excited by thoughts of sunny days and the absence of snow. Although you may be ready for this change in weather, it’s important your air conditioner is too. Some preventative measures can be taken to help prolong the life of an air conditioning system. (more…)
Fan experience is the number one thing that architects try to achieve in their vision for a sport facility and the most important thing for an owner to realize at the end of the project. It’s important because fan experience determines the long term success of a facility; more so than even the record of the team playing in it.
Building a stronger design team is the key to winning more sports and athletic facility projects. As an architect, how you build your design team often means having to choose a consultant based on either locality or experience. Going with a local consultant does offer the advantage of having someone knowledgeable of the project and its managers.
However, when upwards of 60% of a facility’s cost falls under structural and MEP systems, choosing a consultant for these disciplines based only on geography is not the most strategic choice for building a better design team.
Many people enjoy swimming for sports and recreation but may not be aware of the unique HVAC systems that keep swimmers comfortable. Buildings that contain a pool room are called natatoriums. Examples of natatoriums are commonly found in hotels, sports and recreation facilities and fitness centers.