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2023 CARPD Conference Sesssion Preview: BRS Architecture & Community Center Planning Workshop

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"Join us for an interactive session focused on a community recreation center's planning, design, and operations. Participants will be divided into teams to role-play fictitious but realistic planning scenarios and learn about best practices for recreation center planning. Teams will be charged with rightsizing their centers to match their available resources—time, money, operations, longevity, and more.

Woven throughout, each team will play the BRS "Card Game." To win, you must agree on your aims, determine program priorities, satisfy your budget, and communicate with your board and city council! This session is a must for any professional to learn about large capital recreation center design and construction projects.

It will be a high-energy session filled with participation, education, sharing, and practical applications!"

BRS Workshop Leaders

Craig Bouck, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Principal, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture

Craig is a Principal at Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture. He is an extremely talented and creative architect with quick intellect and a discerning eye. For the past 28 years, he has worked with recreation professionals to design value-driven projects that solve problems, create opportunities and build community. Craig is a frequent speaker and author in the recreation, community, and aquatic facility design industry. Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture has been involved in more than 350 community recreation projects across the country, providing feasibility studies, conceptual designs, and award-winning architectural and interior design services.

Mick Massey, RLA, Senior Associate, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture

Mick's 29 years of experience in municipal government is a value added to any community project. His experience as a former Parks and Recreation Director drives his passion for professionals and agencies to "plan your work, and work your plan," especially when it comes to recreation center planning. Mick's enthusiasm for public projects is contagious, and his knowledge of local government is extremely helpful. He is a registered landscape architect, park planner, and a master at building public consensus

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