Triangle Racquet Sports Selects ODELL Associates to Design New 48-Acre Facility

 Raleigh, NC [December 6, 2018] – Triangle Racquet Sports, LLC is excited to announce ODELL Associates has been chosen as the Architect for the entire 48-acre facility on Mt. Herman Road in Brier Creek. ODELL has been rooted in the Raleigh community for over 50 years and crafted a design that highlights the core components of Triangle Racquet Sports: the intersection of racquet sports, technology, health and wellness, sports medicine, retail and social all in a single facility. The site will provide racquet sports enthusiasts with courts and amenities that will be in a class by itself.  

“Triangle Racquet Sports has such a desire to be innovative and raise the bar for tennis and racquet sports,” said Michael Woollen, AIA, LEED AP, PLAY Studio Leader and Managing Principal at ODELL. “The way the industry is going, accessibility to facilities combined with mixed-use developments is important to consumers, and our team is excited to work with Triangle Racquet Sports to bring their ideas to life. The integration of sports medicine, health and wellness, and technology all within a social setting makes this project bigger than just tennis.”

The facility will reflect Triangle Racquet Sports’ mission to create a more active community by embedding healthy living in its design. The integration of sports, sports medicine, fitness and technology within an environment that promotes social interactions elevates this project from a tennis facility to a trailblazer in various fields. In addition to fitness, ODELL will focus their design on environmental sustainability, making every interaction with the building better for the environment and its occupants. 

ODELL will incorporate a ‘main street’ design for multiple venues with clear ques and directions for indoor courts, competition courts, a bite to eat, the fitness facility, and much more. The design draws inspiration from surrounding architecture and the natural topography of the land, and utilizes the views provided by these natural slopes to create terraces and viewing areas from the entrance all the way down to the courts.  

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Michael and his team at ODELL. They really listened to our vision and brought the design to life,” said Rob Autry, local entrepreneur and founder of Triangle Racquet Sports. “With their combined experience in sporting facilities, health and wellness facilities and successful projects nationwide, ODELL is the perfect fit to create this space for the community. This will become a great home for our racquet sports family.” 

Since opening their doors in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1940, ODELL has emphasized innovative design and is one of the leading planning and architectural firms in the nation. The firm focuses on sports and entertainment, commercial, healthcare, multifamily residential, and higher education facilities. ODELL has worked on multiple projects including the PNC Arena in Raleigh, BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, BOK Centre Arena in Tulsa, OK, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Johns Hopkins Medical Center and multiple Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals. Rotman Architecture in Raleigh, NC, which helped complete the PNC Arena and multiple sports facilities in the Triad area, will assist ODELL on the project. 

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