Whether you're an architect or a designer, Building Type Basics for Recreational Facilities will guide you through the basics of programming, designing, and planning many types of recreational facilities, including golf and country clubhouses; tennis, aquatic, skiing, and equestrian support facilities; and spas and fitness centers. The book also tackles the practical challenges architects, engineers, and consultants face in creating attractive and financially viable leisure facilities.
Richard J. Diedrich, AIA, is Principal at Diedrich LLC, an Atlanta-based firm specializing in the design of recreational facilities. He has programmed and designed more than 100 clubhouses throughout the United States, as well as in England, Egypt, France, Russia, and Japan. A frequent lecturer, he teaches a course in the Harvard Graduate School of Design's Executive Education program each summer on clubhouse programming, planning, and design. STEPHEN A. KLIMENT, FAIA (Series Founder and Editor), is an architectural journalist and an adjunct professor at the City College of New York. He was chief editor of Architectural Record from 1990 to 1996.