ATHLETIC / RECREATION
Here at Fleming Architects, we understand the contribution a good facility can make to the health of its users. We have worked with schools, civic centers, and private clubs to craft enjoyable and streamlined fitness facilities that encourage healthy habits and bring the community to a safe, central place for activities, events, and sports. Our project list includes Germantown Athletic Club, the Grizzles Center at Memphis Athletic Ministries, and the new Indoor Football Practice Facility at the University of Memphis.
KROC COMMUNITY CENTER
In 2004, the late Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc, donated $1.5 billion to The Salvation Army to fund the building of community centers across the nation. Memphis was one of 27 cities selected nationwide to receive the Kroc grant. Fleming Architects, along with joint venture partners BRG3S and the Renaissance Group, teamed up with The Salvation Army to design and construct this state of the art community center. The Kroc Center houses programs for recreation, education, worship and arts. It includes an NCAA full size competition basketball court, sports turf field, outdoor soccer fields, multipurpose space, locker rooms, state of the art fitness center, 300 seat theater, demonstration kitchen, multi-use gathering areas, community meeting spaces, classrooms, worship areas, and an indoor aquatics facility. The aquatics facility is equipped with rehabilitation pools, zero depth play areas, a 25 yard lane pool, and an outdoor splash park. The center was designed to establish a connection amongst diverse community members, and has served as a center for self-improvement, community pride, and collaboration.
" It really is one-of-a-kind. We are not aware of anything else like it in the entire country"
- Johnathan Rich, Salvation Army Area Commander
UT MARTIN - STADIUM PRESS BOX
University of Tennessee
Fleming Architects designed this new press box to fit seamlessly with the rest of the football stadium while also equipping it with state of the art media equipment for both home and away teams, HD broadcast-ready hookups, new camera systems, and a catering-ready, glass-walled club area that connects to the existing bleachers. Equipped up to NCAA regulations, this press box included many new stadium features including new concessions stand, locker rooms for visiting teams and referees, and observation areas for press and athletic personnel. The building also creatively utilized the height of the building to create classrooms and meeting spaces.
BROTHERS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Christian Brothers High School
This two story educational facility encompasses state-of-the-art athletic facilities for a wide variety of sports. This athletic development facility includes a wrestling gymnasium, new varsity locker rooms, training rooms, fitness center, weight room, and coaches’ offices.
Additionally, one of the first major projects that Fleming designed for CCHS was the Tom Nix Stadium: home to Christian Brothers High School football since 1996. Those driving by the campus on Friday nights can see the 4,000 seat stadium alive with the excitement of CBHS’s football tradition. Fleming has also designed the baseball stadium, an indoor practice facility, new locker room spaces, training rooms, and a gymnasium, among others.
"Without question, Scott has been wonderful to work with. Architecturally, all the additions are designed to blend in with the style of the original buildings … so much so that it’s hard to distinguish between the new and the older facilities… Most importantly, I have always found Scott to be professional, fair and easy to deal with. He responds to every phone call and email, always keeps his cool, and definitely has the best interests of his clients in mind when decisions are made."
- Brother Chris Englert, President - CBHS
Full List of Athletic/Recreation Clients:
Barlett United Methodist Church
Byhalia High School
Freed Hardeman University
Galloway Golf Course
Houston High School