Topic: Facility Management, Planning, and Design

Sustainable Communities; Facility Management, Planning, and Design
Sustainability! Incorporating sustainable practices into your workplace. 1683
  • 0.7 NIRSA CEUs
  • Sunday, April 3 • 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sanibel 1/2
  • Must have preregistered to attend
  • Dave Newport, University of Colorado, Boulder; Janice DeMonsi, Santa Clara University; Maureen McGonagle, CRSS, CENTERS, LLC At DePaul University; Megan Krone, San Diego State University
This full-day workshop features a well-respected expert in university sustainability — Dave Newport, Director of the Environmental Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. The workshop will focus on how sustainability is key to using resources wisely, creating a welcoming participation environment for the university community, using community based social marketing to effectively target behavior change, and fostering happy and productive work environments. Attendees will gain practical strategies for incorporating sustainable practices environmental, social, and economic into their work with facilities, services, staff, and participants.
Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design; Programming; Business Management; Human Resource Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify at least three responsible environmental practices in facility management.
  2. Articulate at least three ideas that support inclusion, diversity, and equity in your recreation programming.
  3. Share at least two ideas for promoting behavior change to support sustainable practices.
Facility Management, Planning, and Design; Fitness
Emerging Trends in Recreation: Fitness, Flexibility, and Engagement 1893
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs; 1.0 AFAA CEU; 0.1 ACE CEC; 1.0 ACSM CEC
  • Monday, April 4 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Osceola 1/2/3
  • Christopher Sgarzi, Sasaki Associates, Inc.; Nancy Freedman, Sasaki Associates, Inc.; William Massey, Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Trends in campus recreation are changing rapidly. New equipment, interactive technologies, ever changing programs, and the keen awareness of today’s students regarding health and wellness means that recreation facilities need to respond in flexible, creative, and often cost-effective ways. This presentation will look at the latest trends in recreation and four building case studies that respond to them in unique and independent ways. Attendees will learn how to translate trends into physical space, with an overall goal of increasing utilization and maximizing the campus community’s engagement.
Core Competencies: Programming; Research & Evaluation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn how to maximize fitness space and build flexibility.
  2. Learn how as a director, administrator, or operator you can accommodate emerging trends that seem to require more space by using existing space more creatively.
  3. Learn how to engage a broader cross section of your campus community with creative programming and space use.
Aquatics; Facility Management, Planning, and Design
Practical and Functional: Aquatic Facilities for All Students Needs 1825
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Osceola A
  • Justin Caron, Aquatic Design Group; Scott Palmer, Aquatic Design Group
Collegiate aquatic programs across the country are competing for time and space within their local communities and with other universities. Learn how to develop an aquatic facility that can be programmed to satisfy the needs of all students, faculty and programs.
Core Competencies: Programming; Facility Management, Planning & Design
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand current uses and demands on collegiate aquatic facilities through an analysis of trends.
  2. Learn how to diversify program offerings and increase facility use.
  3. Learn simple design strategies to maximize utilization of staff.
Financial Planning/Budget/Pricing; Facility Management, Planning, and Design
Feasibility, Fees, and Referendums: Develop a Plan for Success 1991
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 8:30am – 9:30am
  • Sarasota 1/2/3
  • Clint Menefee, SmithGroupJJR; Allie Kriese, The University of Colorado Denver; Brett Lagerblade, The University of Colorado Denver; Joe Halter, The University of Colorado Denver; Scott Cao, the University of Colorado Denver
Just having an interest in as well as a need for new recreation and wellness facilities is not always enough. The road to construction is long and winding. Learn how to develop a plan for this complex process and build a team for feasibility and referendum success.
Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the feasibility study process to support a student referendum for facility construction and operation.
  2. Develop a team of faculty, staff, and student leaders to support the mission of your department and your facilities.
  3. Be inspired by a student lead success story.
Facility Management, Planning, and Design; Health/Wellbeing
Wellbeing: Is It a Program or a Space? What Does It Mean for My Facility? 1921
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Tampa 1/2/3
  • Jack Patton, RDG Planning & Design; Nathan Harris, RDG Planning & Design
Wellness. Holistic Health. Wellbeing. What does all this really mean for my facility? Is it something I can build? (Yes, but there’s more to it than that.) Is it going to change my world? (Already has.) How does my facility need to change if at all in order to leverage this current trend for our patrons? With your active participation we will explore these topics and provide sound facility-based answers to these questions. Wellbeing is more than a name. (Of course!)
Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn what your peers are doing in the name of wellbeing.
  2. Understand five key physical and functional implications of serving campus health, wellness, and the broader aspects of wellbeing.
  3. Learn what went well as well as what didn’t more than ten years ago, and learn how those conditions impacted the great life of this facility.
Facility Management, Planning, and Design
Facilities Roundtable 1620
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Osceola 4/5/6
  • Stephanne Musser, The Ohio State University
Join other professionals in a open roundtable to discuss facility trends and other issues concerning collegiate recreational facilities today.
Facility Management, Planning, and Design; Financial Planning/Budget/Pricing
We Built It and They Came: Usage Trends at the New Alabama Student Center 1919
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 2:45pm – 3:45pm
  • Tallahassee 1/2/3
  • David Larson, TMP Architecture, Inc.; George Brown, CRSS, Ph.D., The University of Alabama
To accommodate the needs of a growing student population, The University of Alabama responded with a new Student Center in the North Bluffs area of campus. Many stakeholders including University Recreation, Intercollegiate Athletics, Housing & Residential Communities, and Bama Dining/Food Service became part of the new facility. This session focuses on how the new center has evolved; “ownership” challenges and expectations among the diverse departments who share the building; operating budget issues and risk management responsibility; and usage trends among students. We will examine the changing role of a storm shelter within the facility, as well as the “summer conundrum” when the facility’s usage declines.
Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand how to manage a diverse population of users within a new facility, including distinct departments that serve students and staff.
  2. Realize today’s recreation professional’s role in shaping a new facility, both functionally and operationally including anticipating management of the built facility.
  3. Discover lessons learned in the development of a new center, and how to avoid common pitfalls with challenges including among others food service, parking, and access.
Facility Management, Planning, and Design
Urban Schools Roundtable 1985
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Osceola B
  • Alex Accetta, Portland State University
Working and leading urban universities and colleges presents campus recreation departments with unique and challenging opportunities. Come meet with your colleagues from these schools to learn what the research says about these schools, discuss best practices, identify emerging issues, and to get help creatively-solving issues.
Core Competencies: Programming; Facility Management, Planning & Design; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify solutions unique to professionals who work at urban institutions, including space limitations and student type.
  2. Understand trends and issues related to students accessing programs and services in urban institutions.
Fitness; Facility Management, Planning, and Design
Out Is in: Promoting Physical Activity and Health through Outdoor Fitness Parks and Challenge Courses 1832
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs; 1.0 AFAA CEU; 0.1 ACE CEC; 1.0 ACSM CEC
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Tampa 1/2/3
  • Anne-Marie Spencer, PlayCore
Outdoor adult fitness spaces and challenge courses provide critical health solutions by making physical activity more available, affordable, and enjoyable. Ultimately, they offer a fun way to exercise in schools and communities. Attendees will learn about the design considerations that ensure this type of fitness equipment supports aerobic fitness, muscle fitness, core fitness, and balance and flexibility. This will demonstrate the many opportunities that this type of equipment offers students, faculty, staff, and community members so that they can have a well-rounded workout. Case study examples will be outlined to effectively plan, implement, and champion fitness initiatives that provide meaningful outcomes to support overall health and wellness.
Core Competencies: Programming; Facility Management, Planning & Design; Research & Evaluation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to summarize the research-based unique benefits that outdoor fitness spaces offer schools and communities alike.
  2. Be able to list five best practice design considerations for developing outdoor fitness spaces.
  3. Be able to outline how to select equipment that aligns with health benefits and total body fitness.
Sustainable Communities; Facility Management, Planning, and Design
[CANCELLED] Warming Water with Ice: a Look at the University of Colorado’s New Student Recreation Center Renovation 1816
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Sarasota 1/2/3
  • Ben Hanlon, Davis Partnership; Justin Caron, Aquatic Design Group; Meg Rapp, Populous
This session will provide attendees with an overview of the process of expanding the existing 200,000 square feet University of Colorado, Boulder Recreation Center to 310,000 square feet. The session will discuss the expansion in light of college recreation programs, student life, and sustainability. In addition, attendees will learn about how the building heat recovery system from the ice rink is used to warm the outdoor pool, which also happens to be the only mascot-shaped pool in the United States.
Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design; Programming; Business Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Have a detailed understanding of operational innovations like the building heat recovery system, and how they can be implemented in your facility.
  2. Gain a deeper understanding of how to develop key sustainable strategies and avoid barriers to effectively-implementing sustainable projects.
  3. Better understand how college recreation, student life, and sustainability are connected to enhancing community wellbeing.