Well and Good Newsletter 2023- Quarter 1

Well and Good Newsletter 2023- Quarter 1


Dear Friends,

I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. It’s my pleasure to update you on the latest happenings here at OLC.

Firstly, we’re thrilled to have recently exhibited at the CREJ Development and Design Conference in Denver, and to have connected with some new professionals.  Senior Principal Donaldo Visani just returned from the 2023 IHRSA International Convention and Trade Show in San Diego. Brian Beckler and I will be attending the 2023 Parks and Recreation Summit in Orlando later this month. It’s always great to reconnect with our clients and colleagues in person.

We are currently seeking a Job Captain, so if you know someone who might be interested please send them our way.  We are very excited to welcome Sarah Murray as our new Junior Marketing Coordinator; she brings valuable skills and fresh perspectives to our Marketing team.

We also have some exciting new projects on the horizon including the Wildwood Community and Outreach Center in Wildwood, FL, the Aurora Aerotropolis Aquatic Center in Aurora, CO, the Johnstown Aquatic Center Feasibility Study in Johnstown, CO, and our first On-Call Services contract with the City of Boulder.

We also have some exciting news to share about our Senior Principal, David Sprague. He will be retiring on April 13th after 30 years with OLC. While we’ll miss his contributions, we wish him all the best in his new endeavors, including spending more time with his family and pursuing his passion for painting.

As we look forward to the warmer weather and new beginnings of spring, we wish you all a happy Easter and hope that you stay safe and well.

Be Well,

Robert McDonald, CEO

& Everyone at OLC



Sarah Murray and David Sprague

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our new Jr. Marketing Coordinator, Sarah! Sarah will work out of our Denver office and is a skilled writer that brings proposal, social media, and communication experience to the OLC team. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, Public and Professional Writing from Butler University and has technical skills in several software programs. She will be working directly with the marketing team while also offering administrative support. We are so excited to have you on board with us!
A little more about Sarah –
Briefly describe what you do all day.
I work closely with the marketing team to assist with social media, RFPs, and administrative needs.

What’s the best thing about OLC?
Everyone here has been incredibly warm and welcoming, and willing to help out at the drop of a hat.

What do you like to do when you’re not at the office? 
I like to read, play video games, and spend time with my two cats.

I once met…
I once met someone who had been to every continent in the world

If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?
The ability to teleport

What do you do to Be Well?
Try out fun new hikes around Colorado!


After 30 years of hard work and dedication to OLC, David Sprague is retiring! We are so grateful for the many years of devotion he has given to this company. Your contributions have helped shape our team and our organization, and your presence will be greatly missed. We hope your retirement is filled with joy, relaxation, and fulfillment. You’ve earned it!
Read Dave’s Farewell Blog here.


Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

For the Burns Road Community Center, OLC initially worked on Phase 1 to build a new pool house that included control, lifeguard offices, locker rooms, and storage. OLC was also awarded Phase 2 and 3 to expand and renovate the existing 43,300 sf community center.

The proposed design allowed for the demolition of a portion of the existing building, for the new 2-story expansion of 29,420 sf, changing the image of the facility to a more modern look, providing additional amenities and office spaces. Phase 3 included the renovation of 28,000 sf of the existing building by converting it into a certified daycare for infants to 4 years, as well as an after school program, and media center. OLC recommended reducing the design stage schedule by carrying out the design and documentation in two separate packages in parallel and based on the bid outcome, the client will have the option to proceed with Phase 2 and delay Phase 3 until the funds got secured or proceed with both phases together.


Wildwood, Florida

OLC was recently selected to provide planning, design, and permitting services for a recreation and outreach center to be utilized by the City of Wildwood’s Police and Parks and Recreation Departments. The facility will have approximately 28,000 sf of usable space including items such as but not limited to, an indoor gymnasium for at least two full-size basketball courts, an indoor snack bar, office and conference room space, an upstairs suspended walking path, locker rooms with multi-stall restrooms, multipurpose rooms, an E-sports game room, and storage space. The design must include a parking lot and other ancillary improvements.

Wellington, Florida

We are thrilled to share that the Village of Wellington council approved the OLC + Counsilman-Hunsaker site and master plan for the new Village of Wellington Aquatic Complex. Principal-in-Charge, Sam Elsheikh, presented five possible sites to the council.

The upcoming facility will feature a diverse range of aquatic options, including four distinct pools. These include a 50-meter competition pool, an 11-foot diving well, a multi-purpose pool for learning and other activities, as well as a recreational pool complete with a splash pad. In addition to these aquatic amenities, the complex will also offer several other features designed to enhance visitors’ experience. These include a pool house, spectator seating, shade structures, and cabanas. The facility is also equipped with a covered equipment yard and ample parking to ensure a seamless and convenient visit for all.


Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

OLC is providing Architecture and Interior Design services for a new Golf Club House for the City of Palm Beach Gardens. OLC recently served as the Architect of Record for the 11,000 sf Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center.  The City staff and citizens were delighted with the final building design and the highly responsive services provided by OLC throughout the project’s design and construction. OLC was subsequently selected for a 5-year Continued Service Contract, which led to the award of this project, which will adapt the design for the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, to serve as the Par-3 Golf Club House, involving an approximately 50% change in the original design. The project is currently under construction and will be completed in June of 2023.



Palm Coast, Florida

Check out the video above for the Palm Coast Southern Recreation Center construction progress! The building pad is done and the foundation is going in!

Palm Coast Southern Recreation Center, initially housing the USTA National Award Winner for the Outstanding Small Public Facility, offering tennis enthusiasts 10 Hydro-grid clay courts lighted to tournament standards. Home of the USTA Futures Men’s Tournament, the PCTC delivers a quality facility for players of all ages and abilities. A master plan for a section of the property was completed around 2004 and in 2007 the initial development of the tennis center was constructed.  Since the development of the tennis center, the needs of the community have changed. City Council directed staff to modify the master plan to utilize the remaining available lands to create a community center and expand the recreation offering.

OLC was retained by the city to provide the master plan. The resulting master plan includes adding 5 Hydro courts to complement the existing 10 courts for a total of 15 Hydro courts. In addition to a stadium court with 400 people seating capacity, the center will also include 6 hard courts, 4 Junior tennis courts and a training hitting wall. Also included are 17 pickleball courts of which 7 are covered with plans to cover an additional 6 courts. The master plan contemplated a 2 phase approach.

Upon approval of the master plan, OLC was hired to design Phase One, including the Southern Recreation Center, an 11,500 SF indoor/outdoor recreation building, that includes large social lobby, outdoor seating area with views of tennis and pickleball courts, men’s and women’s locker room, food and beverages kitchen and bar, community multipurpose rooms and viewing balconies, and administrative and support functions

As part of phase one construction, 12 Pickle ball courts 6 of them under cover, will be added. The new Community Recreation center will also be connected to the Trail Head facility and acts as a multi-function recreation hub for the southern part of the city.



Looking to upgrade your fitness center this year? 💪 Check out the design trends recommended by the Active Fitness Center Design + Development Team in the button below! Consider these design trends to create an inviting, efficient, and modern fitness center that adapts to your customers in this ever-changing market. Team OLC is always here to help guide your vision!

Fitness Center Design Trends for 2023 Article


Check out the latest digital edition of Athletic Business for the feature of the OLC-Designed, Lake Nona Performance Club indoor climbing walls! Read about The Evolution of Climbing Facility Design by clicking the button below. From innovative technologies to new facility designs, this issue has it all. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to stay ahead of the game!

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