In just one year since Towson University opened its new SECU Arena, total student ticket sales have nearly tripled, from 5,226 to 15,002 tickets sold, increasing revenues for the Athletics department by 50%! For men's basketball alone, student attendance increased by 194% from last season and ticket sales jumped by 209%. Athletic Director, Tim Leonard, attributes the incredible growth in fan following to the 2013 opening of the SECU Arena and men's basketball team's strong performance.
In Uptown Cincinnati, Sasaki collaborated with local institutions and community leaders to reconcile competing interests around land use. The planning process forged new relationships between diverse stakeholders and the final plan received unanimous approval by Cincinnati's Planning Commission. Through engagement and consensus-building, Sasaki's plan creates a clear—and celebrated—path forward.
The Bridgeport Parks Master Plan set a goal to enable the community to share implementation responsibilities. Through outreach efforts that included video conversations in parks, work sessions with summer campers, traditional public meetings, and an interactive mapping survey that garnered hundreds of replies, the City gained partners to make its plan reality.
integrated approach to engagement builds community support
The Tomorrow Plan's unique mix of communication approaches, including public meetings, interactive games, online ideas forums, web visualization tools, and focus groups, unites residents and leaders in studying existing conditions, exploring scenarios, and crafting a vision for sustainable development.
Wilmington Waterfront Park in Los Angeles dramatically enhanced the quality of the environment for the under-served community of Wilmington, increasing local public open space by 150%. Formed through extensive public outreach, the park reconnects the neighborhood with its waterfront and promotes ecological, programmatic, and social diversity.
rec center expansion increases student participation 91%
The LEED® Plantium certified expansion of the student recreation center at University of Arizona is a genuine expression of the student body's commitment to health, wellbeing, and sustainability—inspired and informed by the very people whom the center is intended to engage.
In Abu Dhabi, KUSTAR capitalizes on the sustainable requirements of the challenging Gulf climate to create a vibrant, interconnected academic community. Careful management of building form and alignment and creative use of shade and wind corridors minimizes cooling costs while creating a close-knit setting interweaving teaching and research.
By thinking beyond the games, the 2008 Beijing Olympics plan provided a catalyst for revitalization. The Games initiated nearly $17 billion in investment in environmental initiatives, including 2.5 square kilometers of green space, Beijing's largest public park. The plan also spurred new development in a sports, entertainment, and cultural district.