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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 Members: Justin Fleischmann, Christian Pitts, Kathy Thompson

February 23rd, 2012

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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
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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    • Some are outdated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
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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    • Main gym is outdated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
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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

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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

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Statement of Work

  • Initial Tasks
    • First Client Meeting
    • Research
    • Proposal
  • Survey (Online Software)
    • Questions
      • Compile
      • Present
      • Apply Feedback
    • Distribution
      • Advertising
      • Collecting / Applying Results
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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

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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Final Data (Design)

Golf Practice Area/Rock Wall

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Final Data (Design)

  • Additions
    • Cubbyholes for storage
    • 3-tiered retractable bleachers
  • Complies with building safety codes
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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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