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Group 5: Trees Hall Re-design / Athletic Survey. Group Members: Justin Fleischmann , Christian Pitts, Kathy Thompson. February 23 rd , 2012. Table of Contents. Objectives. Help improve recreational and intramural facilities at the University of Pittsburgh

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Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Group 5: Trees Hall

Re-design / Athletic Survey

Group Members: Justin Fleischmann, Christian Pitts, Kathy Thompson

February 23rd, 2012


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Table of Contents


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Objectives

  • Help improve recreational and intramural facilities at the University of Pittsburgh

    • Gather input/suggestion from current students

  • Help modernize Trees Hall

    • Gather input/suggestion from current students

  • Propose a new floor design for the large gym at Trees Hall

    • Target seating and item storage


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Statement of Problem

  • Pitt’s Recreational Facilities:

    • Some are outdated

    • Lacking facilities possessed by other comparable universities

  • Within Trees Hall (Large Gym):

    • No storage space for personal belongings

    • Broken bleachers

      • No seating for people watching game

      • No seating for people waiting to play


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Motivation

  • Facility Improvement

    • Offer input on improvement of facilities

    • Affecting their own university experience

    • Offering direct input of their ideas

  • Prospective Students

    • Better facilities

    • University offers more

  • Maintenance of Trees Hall

    • Main gym is outdated

    • Bleachers useless and broken

    • Possible additions / improvements

    • More efficient floor plan


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Background

Current Recreational Facilities at Pitt

  • Baierl Fitness Center in Petersen Events Center

    • Weight Room/Fitness Center

    • Four Racquetball Courts

    • Two Squash Courts

  • Cost Sports Center

    • Indoor Field

    • Outdoor Turf Mini Fields

  • Fitzgerald Field House

    • Indoor Track

    • 2 Squash Courts

  • Campus Dorms

    • Small Fitness Centers

Baierl Fitness Center


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Background (Cont.)

  • Trees Hall (Most important to the project)

    • Weight Room and Fitness Center

    • Olympic-sized Pool and Recreational Pool

    • Racquetball Courts

    • Large Sports Gym

      • Basketball/Volleyball Courts

      • Rock-Climbing Wall

      • Golf Practice Area

  • Bellefield Hall

    • Weight Room

    • Sports Gym

    • Indoor Pool

Trees Hall


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Statement of Work

  • Initial Tasks

    • First Client Meeting

    • Research

    • Proposal

  • Survey (Online Software)

    • Questions

      • Compile

      • Present

      • Apply Feedback

    • Distribution

      • Advertising

      • Collecting / Applying Results


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Statement of Work (Cont.)

  • Large Gym Design

    • Collection of Data

      • Dimensions

      • Building Codes

    • Floor Plan Design

      • Consult student input

        • Numerical Survey Results

        • Student Comments

      • Most efficient floor plan

Dance Class in Trees Gym


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Preliminary Data

  • Penn State University, University Park

    • Several Gyms, Fields, Courts, and an ice rink

  • Ohio Wesleyan University

    • Most popular – Indoor Tennis and basketball courts

    • Outdoor soccer fields, Campus Gym also popular

  • Ithaca College

    • Similar to Pitt’s facilities

    • Most popular is main fitness center

  • Penn State University, the Behrend College

    • Limited Weightlifting facilities

    • Many indoor options – basketball, soccer, etc.


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Preliminary Data (Cont.)

  • Denison University

    • Main fitness center is, again, very popular

    • Desire for an ice rink

  • Michigan State University

    • Similar facilities to Penn State

    • Indoor Basketball courts are very heavily used

  • University of Maryland, College Park

    • Only one outdoor soccer field

    • Seven Total Basketball Courts (4 indoor, 3 out)

  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland

    • Many fitness centers and outdoor fields

    • Three multi-purpose courts


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Final Data (Survey)

  • Baierl Weight Room most widely-used

  • Dorm Fitness Centers also frequently used

  • Trees Hall used 3rd most often for basketball, racquetball, and the weight room

  • Bellefield used infrequently


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Final Data (Survey)

  • Trees needs improvement more than other facilities

  • Baierl needs very few modifications

  • Cost received many “Needs no Improvements” votes, but still received an average score


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Final Data (Survey)

  • Weight Room, Basketball Courts, and Racquetball Courts need improvement at Trees

  • Outdoor Fields at Cost received positive reviews

  • Facilities in Baierl need almost no improvements


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Final Data (Survey)

  • Weight Room and Sports Gym At Bellefield are outdated

  • Indoor Track could use improvement, but the FH is not widely used

  • Leisure Pool and Weight Rooms would be most beneficial, according to students


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Final Data (Survey)


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Final Data (Design)

Golf Practice Area/Rock Wall


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Final Data (Design)

  • Additions

    • Cubbyholes for storage

    • 3-tiered retractable bleachers

  • Complies with building safety codes


Group 5 trees hall re design athletic survey

Justified Budget

  • All further supplies had no cost

  • No budget for facility improvements

    • Unsure which changes will be made

    • Costs of different improvements will vary


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