Moody-Nolan Continues Relationship With Penn State University With Intramural Sports and Recreation Facility

Moody-Nolan's experience and Responsive Architecture philosophy contribute to lasting partnerships with higher education institutions

Mar 03, 2011, 16:16 ET from Moody-Nolan

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Moody-Nolan, the nation's largest African-American owned and operated architecture firm, will continue its long and valued relationship with Penn State University with the announcement of a 48,000-square-foot expansion and partial renovation of the university's intramural sports and recreation building.

The most recent sports and recreation project strengthens Moody-Nolan's goal of expanding its deep portfolio of education, healthcare, fitness and recreation and cultural architectural projects on a national level.

"Our goal is to create world-class recreation facilities that cater to and attract a diverse population of students. Our long-time partnership with Penn State University has provided us the opportunity to deliver on that promise time and time again," said Curt Moody, president and chief executive officer of Moody-Nolan. "By listening and working together with our clients, we create effective, custom solutions for each unique site, program and community. Our partnership is a perfect example of how our responsive architecture philosophy can lead to great things."

Moody-Nolan's best practice approach, defined as "Responsive Architecture," allows the firm's creative minds to deliver innovative, functional and aesthetically pleasing facilities while addressing a client's program, budget and scheduling needs. By providing multiple ideas, listening and working together with clients, Moody-Nolan creates effective, customized solutions for each unique site, program and community. The responsive architecture process is a truly inclusive one, not an applied style of the Architect's choice.

The intramural building is one of many projects Moody-Nolan has been awarded for at Penn State University. The firm also has collaborated on the Penn State Paul Robeson Cultural Center, completed in 1998; and the men's and women's basketball offices completed in 2008. Currently, the firm is working on the north end zone renovation to Beaver Stadium.

An award-winning national architectural design firm, Moody-Nolan has a long history of success in higher education projects and sports and recreation facilities. Moody-Nolan's previous work includes the design of the Recreation and Physical Activity Center at The Ohio State University, Student Recreation Center at the University of Illinois at Springfield, the Kress Events Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Student Recreation Center at the University of Akron

About Moody-Nolan

Founded in 1982 by Curtis J. Moody, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, and Howard E. Nolan, PE, in Columbus, Ohio, Moody-Nolan has since worked in more than 40 states. Specializing in higher education, sports/recreation, student focused, healthcare and public service facilities, Moody-Nolan has been recognized with more than 160 local, state and national design citations. Most recently, the firm was named the 2006 Gold Medal Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Ohio Chapter. The 170-person firm has regional offices in Covington, Ky., Cleveland, Ohio, Indianapolis Ind., Nashville, Ky., Kansas City, Mo., Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Ill. For more information, visit

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