Photo courtesy Moody Nolan. Photographer: Tiffany Laschinger, Mortenson.

Athletic Business magazine has announced its Facilities of Merit for 2018. The annual list showcases the finest examples of athletic facility design and construction.

Draper gymnasium equipment is included in three of eight facilities on the 2018 list that utilize the types of solutions we provide.

Penn State University Intramural Building, Phases 1 and 2
Penn State wanted a hub for campus recreational and social activities. They wanted the space to be a place to which students would return again and again, and that would highlight the importance of active participation in health and wellness programs.

Draper provided six TF-20 forward-folding backstops, two Roll-Up dividers and wall pads for the new gym. In addition, two Draper Roll-Up dividers and wall pads were installed in the fieldhouse and two Roll-Up dividers were installed in the existing gym. Our equipment helped planners develop fitness neighborhoods to meet the needs of various constituencies.

The $84.3 million project was designed by Moody Nolan, Inc., and APArchitects LLC.

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Louisiana State University, University Recreation Center (UREC)
This project was a renovation and expansion of the university’s 25-year-old recreation facility.

Input from students indicated the need for a flexible, connected recreational environment. Six Draper TF-20S forward-folding bent-stem backstops, three Overhead Volleyball Systems, wall pads, and an EZ-Pad Plus control system helped contribute to creating that flexible environment.

A joint team of architects from GraceHebert Architects of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and HOK of Kansas City, Missouri, designed the $56 million-dollar project.

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Delbrook Community Recreation Centre. Photo courtesy of HDR © 2017 Ed White.

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
This North Vancouver, British Columbia, facility was built on multiple levels to cope with a four-story drop across the property.

To serve as many members of the community as possible, it includes a lot of different spaces. There’s a natatorium, fitness center, gymnasium, racquetball courts, an art studio, pottery studio, and meeting rooms, as well as child, youth, and senior centers.

Draper TF-20 forward-folding backstops and a Fold-Up divider are part of the overall effort to provide multiple and varied experiences in a single facility.

Construction cost was $46 million CAD. HDR Architecture designed the facility.

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Draper gymnasium equipment is installed in athletic facilities and playing fields around the world. Click here to go to our website, then select the “Gymnasium & Athletic” header to check out our full range of athletic equipment.