When Supervision and Privacy Go Head to Head

Current wisdom holds that in order to keep teens involved in public recreation, they should be given space to call their own. However, one of the fundamental tenets of building security is that interiors should be designed for ease of supervision. During its recent renovation and addition, the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club wrestled with this question, discussing at length two design possibilities that were on opposite ends of the spectrum. As Jerry Burke noted in his recounting of the Nantucket Club’s planning process on the Athletic Business blog, it is important that facility owners understand their needs and prioritize them. That is what will ensure the resulting new building is reflective of their organization’s operating principles.

 

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