Romulus Recreation Center

The 90,000-square-foot project at 35765 Northline Rd., near Wayne Road, was designed with an aviation motif to reflect Romulus’s status as the home of Detroit Metropolitan Airport and gateway to the world. The 40,000 square-foot warehouse had most recently been a distribution facility for steel products, the new design incorporated many of the existing structural elements and blended the building in extremely well with the surrounding area.The recreational center was designed to be a “multi-purpose” center. Along with an indoor track, a climbing wall, and work-out areas, it boasts several swimming areas, complete with water cannons and sprayers. The center also has multifunctional areas suited to weddings, birthday parties, and business meetings.The indoor track and a lounge area are on the building’s newly-built second floor – the perfect vantage point for watching airport arrivals and departures.

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Ingham County Fairground Horse Arena

In partnership with Straub Pettitt Yaste Architects, RDA provided design services for the foundation for “hoop house” covered practice arena for the Ingham County Fairgrounds. The “hoop house” is a tension fabric style building, estimated to be 75’W x 144’L and has 2 fourteen foot overhead doors (one on the east end and one of the west end) and 4 people doors (two on each end). It also has a lighting package and an air exchange system. The building is primarily a horse practice arena and animal facility.

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