RDG knows Collegiate Recreation! And, they are more than just architects. Celebrating 50 years as a multi-disciplinary planning and design firm they deftly serve the collegiate market, nationwide. They offer a complete range of services, including architectural programming, comprehensive facility design, feasibility analysis, needs assessment, master planning, and of course a full range of traditional architectural / engineering services, with disciplines of practice including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, interiors, artistry, graphics, media, lighting design, and engineering.
With offices in Iowa, Nebraska, and Florida, RDG is keenly focused on high quality, user-friendly, recruiting and retention-enhancing recreation facilities, indoors and out. Their designs make powerful first impressions and are regularly recognized for project achievement, high performance, and design excellence.
RDG is on the leading edge of this market, with deep knowledge of the key trends in the planning and design of collegiate rec centers for today / tomorrow. Trends, not fads. This data comes from two decades of surveys, peer assessments and inquiries, national seminars (30+), a proprietary database of information, and good old-fashioned hard work. Focused on the Student Experience, this research-based knowledge yields beneficial design solutions for your facilities, and directly reinforces a high quality of life on your campus.
RDG creates sports and recreation facilities that use less energy, and reduce environmental impact while well-serving students, patrons, and administrators alike. This hard work pays off with reduced costs of operation, higher margins for your building operating expenses, and dramatically improved spaces for the human condition. RDG has proudly authored nine USGBC LEED Platinum certified facilities, four of which are in the collegiate market. The 10th will be certified in the 2nd Quarter of 2016, and is poised to be the single largest Collegiate Recreation Center in the nation to achieve the distinguished UGBC LEED Platinum Certification. Stay tuned!
“We work with collegiate recreation professionals on projects of all sizes, budgets, and complexities.” said RDG principal Jack D. Patton, AIA, LEED AP, and continued “We’ve enjoyed the pleasure of working with some of the largest and smallest collegiate recreation programs across North America, serving each of them with place-specific design solutions befitting their aspirations and the campus on which they reside. They are beautiful student-centered places.” RDG’s client group for recent work includes the University of Florida, University of Oregon, Iowa State University, Radford University, Wake Forest University, Central College, University of Michigan, North Dakota State University, St Ambrose University, Stanford University, University of North Carolina Greensboro, South Dakota School of Mines, and many others.