SFD’s Venue Planning results in a superior facility that is designed to meet the sports/recreation-specific programming models, is operationally efficient, and is within budget.
Venue Planning is the process by which a facility moves from a business plan or financial forecast to architectural plans and schematics. The process is a collaboration between an architect, facility owner, and operator.
At SF Companies, this service pairs our program-driven design approach with our extensive operational expertise. Who better to provide inform the layout and structural design of a facility than a team with sport-specific experience and access to 20+ currently operating facilities?
Through the design and construction process, our team provides valuable direction and insight into critical systems and elements of the facility layout above and beyond your traditional architectural design services including:
SFD is built for collaboration. We partner with your existing architect or design team – or we can help you select one. As we bridge the gap between facility and design operations, we reduce risk, bring clarity to common issues, and ultimately produce the best facility for your budget and goals.
No other team can bring SFD’s wealth of experience opening elite youth sports, community recreation, wellness and event destinations to the table with a true operator’s perspective. From kickoff call to grand opening, we collaborate with you to create a facility that meets the needs of end users, delights guests, and operates efficiently.
Sports tourism, leagues, event rentals, community use, sports clinics, and other programming options all drive hundreds of design considerations. Those considerations can be multiplied when you consider multiple sports that a facility may need to cater to. SFD’s Venue Planning team understands what these considerations are and the impact of those decisions. SFD’s venue planning services are designed to lead the design team through these considerations to optimize the final design.
Our branding and marketing team creates facility branding plans including budgets, schematics, and benchmarks with the goal of engaging your most important audiences. Your facility must compete with other venues for guests, teams, and events. We help you build a compelling brand vision with a variety of best practices that have generated success for some of the nation’s most popular youth sports destinations.
Our experience with sports, recreation, and FEC facilities makes us adept at value-engineering projects to meet budgetary requirements and still meet your facility’s goals