Turnstone Plassman Athletic Center
Growing interest in adaptive sports and an increasing patient demand meant Turnstone was well overdue for an expanded facility with updated offerings. The new, 125,000-sf Plassman Athletic Center is both a wellness center and multi-sport complex of a kind of quality and size that is truly world-class. Spaces include group exercise rooms, a swimming pool, office spaces, and a new field house with a 200-meter track and four regulation wheelchair basketball courts to provide more opportunities in adaptive recreation, aquatics, and fitness for local and visiting athletes. The expanded facility allows Turnstone to host more, larger events and has drawn national interest from adaptive sports teams and athletes.
“Turnstone’s relationship with Design Collaborative began in 2000 and, over the next 14 years, the two organizations have worked collaboratively on three projects that expanded Turnstone’s capacity to serve people with disabilities. The Design Collaborative team is creative, innovative and curious…always listening to the ideas and concerns of the staff. And they are truly interested in learning more about how a building design can improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Our relationship has become a partnership, which has resulted in a beautiful facility that is functional, accessible and unique.”
Nancy Louraine, former Chief Executive Officer, Turnstone