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SPORTS FIELD DESIGN

A defined
immersive program

ARC specializes in creating sports facilities and fields that enhance the athletic experience. The master plan begins with strategic planning, multidisciplinary thinking, and comprehensive knowledge of the processes. We start with the client and stakeholder group to set clear visions, priorities, goals, and alternative solutions for a defined and immersive program. Our portfolio includes large-scale football stadium projects with four 50,000 Sq. ft field and field house additions to school campuses for District 228 in Illinois. The state-of-the-art facilities incorporate classroom expansions with fieldhouses tailored to 160-meter indoor running tracks, basketball courts, athletic offices, multi-use spaces, fitness rooms, and outdoor playing fields. A creative cost-controlling design process provided additional upgrades and amenities within budget using economies of scale that serve both civil and athletic performance needs.

Field and Field House Additions

Field and Field House Additions

Field and Field House Additions

Field and Field House Additions

Field and Field House Additions

Field and Field House Additions

Field and Field House Additions

Field and Field House Additions

Field and Field House Additions

Field and Field House Additions

Field and Field House Additions

ATHLETIC FACILITIES

Optimal training

ARC merges a broad knowledge of sports-related functions with appropriate designs that convey the dynamics of play. Our approach integrates the student-athletes' full development into their sports program, including classrooms, administrative offices, rehabilitation, and training rooms. We combine branding and technology, fostering athletic programs with a competitive edge that compliment the campus aesthetic. The facilities are a physical expression of support for student-athletes while becoming an integral part of their respective communities. 

Smart
Engineering

At ARC, our goal is to deliver a safe playing surface that is second to none. We developed four sites to incorporate new FIFA quality synthetic turf fields into the Fieldhouse Additions for School District 228, Illinois. Land use for practice fields was significant to the function of the District's Athletic Programs and was susceptible to flooding. The master plan challenged us to design buildings and sports fields without losing land to stormwater management systems like detention or retention ponds. We blended engineering with a creative design to achieve a flood-free underground stormwater management system. This system serves as a base to the turf field that provides concussion resistance design with the highest GMAX rating and the lowest HIC values in the state.

Smart
Engineering

At ARC, our goal is to deliver a safe playing surface that is second to none. We design and plan facilities ranging from single playing fields to multi-use sports complexes committed to providing quality design work with modern features and amenities. Our team closely collaborates with athletic departments, facilities administration, and school officials to understand their priorities in designing exciting venues that meet athletics excellence and community pride.

Increased
Safety

Our fields reduce the likelihood of injuries by providing excellent shock absorbency for increased safety. By decreasing the G-max rating from 160 G's, the probability of a traumatic brain injury drops by 50%. The average is 135-924. Our turf fields fall at or well below average. We provide optimal protection and endurance on all of our playing fields engineered and rigorously tested around a player's safety. 

THE LOWER THE BETTER

G-MAX
Rating

The internationally recognized HIC Test ensures the surface is protected to avoid head injuries. In conjunction with the HIC Test, G-Max testing assists in preventing bodily injury caused by impact. The deformation test simulates an adult running athlete's heel stride to ensure firmness and comfort under the foot during play. With safety first, our athletes withstand hours of playing and practice time per year.