Archive of: Interior Design
Designing Modern Park Facilities: Part 1 of 3 Internal and External Building Components – The Unsung Heroes of Park FacilitiesThe National Recreation and Park Association (NPRA) estimate that Americans visit their local parks and recreation facilities an average of 29 times per year. Forest Park alone attracts 13 million visitors annually, and one-day events such as the Great Forest Park Balloon Race attracts thousands of visitors in a single day. With this type of high usage by the general public, it’s no wonder that park facilities, such as pavilions and comfort stations, can take a real beating and be the unfortunate targets of graffiti and other types of vandalism.
24/7 operations, long shifts, sedentary work-styles, inflexible workstations, glare and noisy environments are just a few of the problem-elements commonly found in many Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). As governments are placing increased awareness on the need for improving emergency response preparedness, Emergency Response leaders are seeking assistance in designing more intelligent work environments for their employees. These facilities should be designed to address “quality of life” issues associated with 24/7 facilities resulting in stress reducing environments.