Johns Hopkins University, The


Athletic/recreation Facilities Market Analysis And Program Of Architectural Requirements

In 1998 The Johns Hopkins University contracted B&D and Whiting Turner Construction to perform a comprehensive analysis of its existing athletic and sports/recreation facilities focusing on the needs of the students, faculty, staff, and neighborhood users. The university wanted to improve its competitive position for recruitment and help the Department of Recreation fulfill its mission. Our responsibilities included an evaluation of existing facilities, development of a building program, and documentation of space needs. Our work culminated in a Program of Architectural Requirements that detailed the university’s needs and specifications for facility design of a new recreation center. The resulting 71,000 SF, $14.3 million Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center opened in 2002, featuring new construction and renovations to existing spaces.