What’s Next in the World of Planning and Design?

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Categories: Resources

Like the rest of the world, architects and planners are facing significant uncertainty of how to best move forward given the current public health situation.  Just as colleges and universities face new realities concerning the recruitment and retention of their students and communities reimagine what togetherness means, so are architects reimagining how well-designed built environments will impact their users...

Keeping Health & Wellness at the Heart of Campus Life

Monday, August 10, 2020

Categories: Resources

In the wake of the current public health crisis, we have come to more fully realize the importance of keeping health and wellness at the forefront of our daily lives.  As campuses across the nation return to classes in the coming weeks, ensuring the lasting wellness of students now and in the future remains paramount for key decision makers...

Measuring the Impact of New Facilities

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Categories: Resources

Hastings+Chivetta is privileged to have assisted Murray State University (MSU) with the development of a new and transformative Science Quad over the past 15 years.  The complex of buildings was completed in three phases: Biology (2004), Chemistry (2009), and Engineering and Physics (2018)...

Designing Student Centers to Bolster Retention

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Categories: Resources

In the Fall of 2019, the Washington, D.C. based advocacy group Higher Learning Advocates reported that nationally only 13% of higher education students lived on-campus.  For commuters and part-time students, especially, who are physically separated from day to day campus life, access to socialization, support services and student-centered space has become a key component of academic success...

Making the Most of Your Existing Facilities

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Categories: Resources

In these unprecedented times, we understand that institutions want to make the most of existing campus facilities.  Renovating existing spaces can be an efficient and cost-effective option for meeting your campus needs...

E-sports and the Future of Collegiate Athletics and Recreation, by Will Schenck and Preston Scott

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Categories: Resources, Uncategorized

When you hear the term “E-sports”, what do you think of? Many folks have an image of a socially isolated 20-something-year-old living in their parents’ basement, wearing a Mountain Dew® -stained t-shirt and Cheetos® dust-covered sweatpants playing video games for hours on end...

Esports are Coming!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Categories: In the News, Resources, Where Will We Be?

Principal, Chris Chivetta, and Associate, Will Schenck,  recently spoke at the Tradeline Fall University Facilities for the Sciences and Advanced Technologies conference in Austin, TX. Chris and Will shared their knowledge regarding trends in planning, designing and implementing on-campus Esports facilities...

Beyond Recreation – Athletic Business 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Categories: Resources, Staff, Where Will We Be?

Hastings+Chivetta's Steve DeHekker and Dan Sullivan spoke at the 2017 Athletic Business Conference about the recreation centers of the 21 century.  Today's facilities offer opportunities well beyond the typical recreation components...

More Than A Rec Center

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Categories: In the News, Resources, Staff, Where Will We Be?

At the 2017 NIRSA Conference, Dan Sullivan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, spoke about the trend towards integration of Student Recreation Facilities with additional student life amenities. The idea of a comprehensive student life recreation facility has risen in popularity over the past decade...

Conversion Ideas for Student Activity Space

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Categories: Resources

Hastings+Chivetta President, Chris Chivetta, PE, LEED AP BD+C, and Project Designer, Mark Keane, AIA, LEED AP discuss ideas for transforming under-used racquetball courts into modern spaces...