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Erik Kocher and Dan Sullivan to Speak at Athletic Business Show in New Orleans

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Erik Kocher

Design Principal, Erik Kocher, and Project Architect, Dan Sullivan, have been invited to speak at the Athletic Business Conference, November 7-10 in New Orleans. The conference is a solution-focused event for athletic, fitness and recreation professionals offering the latest trends and innovations from industry experts.

Dan Sullivan

Erik and Dan’s presentation, “Master Planning Collegiate Recreation Facilities: The Foundation to a Successful Programming and Feasibility Study” will be a start-to-finish discussion on how to develop a successful collegiate recreation facility master plan.

In this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Determine what steps are involved in a facilities master plan.
  • Identify what master plans cost, how long they take to complete and who should participate in the process.
  • Recognize some of the limitations, missteps and political bomb shells that can be a part of the master planning process.

Additionally, Erik will be part of a panel session during the conference called, “Fad or Fixture? Innovations in College and Community Recreation and Aquatic Center Design and Programming.” The panel of experts will discuss new innovations and technologies in recreation and aquatics facilities, and whether they are fads or fixtures.

Erik has been involved in the design and construction of more than 130 collegiate sports, recreation and wellness facilities and 70 community center projects across the country. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and has been a juror five times for Athletic Business’ Facility of Merit Awards.

Dan is a passionate sports designer. Creating transformative spaces for students and athletes drives his design process.

For more information about the conference, click here.

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