Specialty spaces like sports facilities require significant planning and programming because of the amount of usage and variety of activities they support. These sports facilities provide athletic and activity space for the athletic community and are often operating seven days a week. It is critical to have the input of athletic staff, administration and members of the community. Questions about which activities will take place, what event support spaces are required, hours of operation and community use need to be answered. DRA's strength is in our ability to collect this type of information and ensure that all options and ideas are addressed, including those of cost. Our knowledge of safety requirements, standard dimensions and height restrictions, along with our understanding of the acoustical, lighting, environmental control, flooring and management consideration allow us to develop the best solution for the school and community.