What’s Happening

Happy Employees = Happy Clients

October 1, 2015  |  

Here at BRS we like to have a good time, and we feel it’s important to have a good time with our fellow employees. To help support us in our activity selection each year, we’ve formed our own in-house cultural committee to lead the charge. Now, how does one get on this committee, you might ask? The qualifying traits include fun, confident, funn-y, hip, smart and stylish.

Trends in Active Aging Centers

October 1, 2015  |  

Energy. Excitement. Movement. Laughter. Learning. Children. These are not the terms that come to mind when one envisions a traditional senior recreation center.

The Denver Office Brings A Design Manager Aboard

September 30, 2015  |  

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (BRS) announces the addition of former employee, Susie Nelson.

Plans for the Woodland Aquatic Center Have Changed

September 30, 2015  |  

The initial proposal of placing the center downtown would be costly, putting the project several million dollars over budget due to expensive infastructure work. A new location will solve this problem.

BRS Refresh

September 1, 2015  |  

So many changes going on in the BRS universe these days – new faces, a new office space, our 40th anniversary, etc. We thought it only fitting to also refresh our logo. It has changed a few times over the years:

Life Beyond the Design Studio: From the Eyes of the Summer Interns

September 1, 2015  |  

Thinking back to those first years of our undergraduate degrees in architecture, we remember asking ourselves, How long will I have these shivers for? Surely, all who have been through architecture school can relate. It’s those cold body shivers you get when you’ve stayed up for over 48 hours, drilling away on your design projects.

A Designer Joins Denver Office

August 31, 2015  |  

BRS welcomes Amanda Spear to its team!

BRS Progressive Dinner 2015

August 31, 2015  |  

A newer tradition we partake in every summer is what we call the BRS Progressive Dinner. If you are unfamiliar with what a progressive dinner is, please let me explain: it’s a dinner made up of multiple courses, each course being at a different location. BRSers generally ride their bikes from location to location, which is an easy, breezy way to cut some calories and mingle with coworkers.

Olathe Community Center Recognized as an Aquatics International Dream Design

August 7, 2015  |  

Meticulous theming and a range of features helped win a local award and sell hundreds of memberships just months after opening.

Trends in Locker Room Design

July 31, 2015  |  

Growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s, a locker room was a cavernous, uncomfortable, smelly public space whose functional design focused less on personal space and more on efficiently serving a large number of people. The average locker room experience was the same for my Dad, and oddly enough, locker rooms did not evolve or improve from his boyhood to mine. In those days, the typical recreation center locker rooms were modeled after High School athletic locker rooms serving the masses for personal hygiene and dressing after a vigorous sport or workout. This “old school” locker room model was accepted as status quo and adapted into recreation centers for decades.

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