David Dymecki presents Planning for Athletics and Recreation—Making Every Yard Count at SCUP's 45th Annual, International Conference & Idea Marketplace. Athletic and recreation buildings are some of the largest, most energy-intensive buildings on a campus. Factor in fields and outdoor venues and the impact becomes even more significant. With increasing demand for intramural and club sports and expectations for ever more sophisticated facilities for athletics, team sports and human performance research, institutions are working harder than ever to plan appropriately for the future. This session will look at planning strategies that maximize space and land area with a sustainable, long-term focus.