Category: Sports and Recreation

University of Memphis Student Recreation Facility

     This new 89,000 SF Recreation Center for the University of Memphis, to be located on the South side of campus along Southern Avenue, will showcase a dynamic wellness and recreation program for students, faculty, and alumni.  This new construction project will feature a teaching and demonstration Kitchen, 16,000 SF of weight fitness areas, a 2-court gym with an elevated track, and a variety of fitness studios including: TRX, Crossfit, Yoga, and... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Friday, April 12, 2019

Greystar Cornell University - Maplewood Graduate & Professional Student Housing

Greystar - Cornell University Student Housing Upscale collegiate housing developer Greystar constructed a Maplewood Apartment community in Ithaca, NY to provide off-campus housing for graduate, faculty, and professional students of Cornell University. ANF worked with EdR to design the apartment lobby spaces, corridors, study rooms, and the community center. The color palette for the “Rustic Contemporary” style was inspired by the picturesque autumn landscapes of... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, July 5, 2018


YOUTH MINISTRY BUILDING The St. Paul II Youth Ministry Building provides St. Louis Parish with a dedicated space for teens to come together in fellowship, spiritual and faith building activities. The 10,000 SF Building Includes: • Seating for 300 Youth with Production Platform Lighting & Sound System • Coffee Bar • Study Areas • Gaming Mezzanine • Conference Room & Offices Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Monday, January 1, 2018

Levitt Shell Renovation & Improvements - Phase 2

<!-- --> The Levitt Foundation ANF Architects worked closely with the Levitt Foundation to renovate, preserve, and restore the 1930's era outdoor concert shell after it had fallen into a state of disrepair and was shut down by the city. The orchestra shell reopened in 2008 and was rebranded as the Levitt Shell. The project was an immediate success that was embraced by the Memphis Community. The audience and community support for... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Overton Park Bike Gate Plaza

ANF designed the Bike Gate for Overton Park Conservancy with a curvy bike sprocket and chain-themed Plaza and a sculptural archway of scrap bicycles, wheelchairs, scooters, trikes, and other elements to be discovered by inquisitive visitors. Features that are friendly to cycles, wheelchairs, and pedestrians include benches, recycling bins, water fountain, wayfinding signs, and a trail linking the Plaza to existing roads in the beautiful Old Forest State Natural Area. ... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, August 31, 2017


PREISS University Suites wanted a fresh and eye catching environment that the students living at the property would be able to enjoy and a clubhouse they could frequent to relax. The renovation implemented a seamless glow ceiling at the entrance leading to the optically fun carpet in the great room. The fireplace with a red focal sofa was designed with texture as the main focal point of the space to draw you in to experience the clubhouse. A new media... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The University Club of Memphis Athletic Facility Renovation

Built in 1957, the University Club Athletic Building originally provided both members and guests with locker rooms, handball and squash courts and lounge facilities. Over the years, as athletic demands evolved, the building was renovated several times. Unfortunately, since the last major renovation in the 1990’s, the building had severely declined due to continued heavy use and deferred maintenance. In 2013, the Board of Directors and the... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, May 4, 2017

PINK PALACE MUSEUM Autozone Dome, Sharpe Planetarium Renovation

The heart of the planetarium is the new digital projector by Konica Minolta and this represents a quantum shift from yesteryear’s servo-mechanical star machines to today’s digital video projection technology. The new Konica Minolta Full-Dome Digital Video planetarium system completely immerses you in imagery, sound & comfort like never before. The space is completely modernized, from the technology to the finishes (carpet, furniture, paint, etc.).... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Sunday, April 16, 2017


  This project renovated the CTI Imax Theater at the Pink Palace and converted the film-based Imax technology to state-of-the-art 3D Digital with a new screen and projection area. The rebranded theater, now named the CTI 3D Giant Theater is the largest movie screen in Memphis. The Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums' CTI 3D Giant Theater uses RealD 3D digital, provided by D3D. The switch to digital equipment has enabled the Pink Palace to show any type of movie that... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tunica Riverpark

This project is a park on 168 acres of land on the unprotected side of the levee along the Mississippi River in Tunica County, Mississippi. Programming identified three major components of the park project: a harbor, a visitor center building and an interpretive nature experience. The Harbor was dredged out of the existing river bank and provides a floating dock that accommodates large excursion boats as well as smaller private craft. The Visitors Center is a 37,000 SF building with a... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

The University Club of Memphis Dining Renovations

ANF was asked to design a renovation for the University Club of Memphis. This project included: • improvements to the pool and entertainment for the kids • expanded outdoor dining • a new formal dining room • upgrades to the athletic building and fitness center, including new treadmills and fitness equipment • complete rework of all 4 outdoor tennis courts • Dining Room Renovations • Patio Renovation • Bar Renovation The four... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

St. Jude Employee Fitness Center

This project is a renovation of 9,300 SF of existing warehouse space on St. Jude's campus at the corner of Danny Thomas Blvd. and A.W. Willis Ave. The fitness center is composed of 2 large spaces - a 3,700 SF room with reception, cardiovascular and circuit training functions, as well as a 2,400 SF classroom used for aerobics, pilates, yoga, cooking classes, etc. There is a central core of toilets and locker rooms, an assessment office, storage, and an entry corridor from the... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

St. George's Collierville Athletic Complex

Tennis courts, football field with seating and concessions, baseball fields, and track and field event space complement the multi-purpose athletic building. The athletic center includes locker rooms, gymnasiums, weight room, and administration offices. An olympic-sized indoor natatorium completes the space. ANF incorporated sustainable design practices such as hardiplank siding, use of natural daylight, and increased insulation techniques throughout the buildings and site. Site... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017


TUNICA PARKS & RECREATION ANF designed Robinsonville’s new Community Center building which replaces a nearby outdated and outgrown facility. The new home of Tunica Parks & Recreation is a bright and lively star in the community. Spaces include a colorful and welcoming lobby, full size gymnasium that doubles for stage productions, Meeting/classroom spaces that double as a large gathering room, full kitchen, multi-purpose room, full restrooms & support... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Rainbow Lake Playground

OVERTON PARK CONSERVANCY ANF Architects reimagined and renovated the Rainbow Lake Playground at Overton Park. ANF uses an "edge of the woods" design concept to enliven and expand Overton Park's existing playground near Rainbow Lake. Work includes an earth mound with hollow tree trunk tunnel and slide, wooden climbing platforms and accessible inclines, cargo net "spider web" climbing structure, self-propelled merry-go-round,... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Overton Bark

Overton Bark off-leash dog park was the Overton Park Conservancy's very first capital project. Its design fits beneath a canopy of beautiful trees in Memphis’ historic Overton Park, providing a fenced area for dogs to play and owners to socialize. Special attention is given to incorporating old and new materials into the park’s existing aesthetics. A roofed entry porch leads to separate small and big dog areas with each entrance double gated. Drinking fountains include dog... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Old Kia Kima Scout Camp

KIA KIMA PRESERVATION SOCIETY ANF Architects renovated the Old Kia Kima Scout Camp in 2001 and 2002. The main gathering space and dining hall were updated, along with the scout cabins. We are currently in progress on additional projects for the Boy Scouts of America. Our design work focused on transforming the Thunderbird Lodge into a centerpiece for the camp. The former camp is concentrated in a small corner of the property, fronting on the South Fork of the Spring River,... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Oakhaven Club

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER MEMPHIS When the Boys & Girls Club of Memphis acquired a vacant church building near the airport, ANF was asked to assist with the design and construction of the new Oakhaven Club. This renovation/adaptive reuse project includes mold & asbestos abatement and was completed with a modest budget. Located in SE Memphis, in an older neighborhood, this 11,000 SF facility has been transformed into an activity hub for boys... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017


THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES The Memphis Grizzlies wanted to activate Tom Lee Park, an iconic park in downtown Memphis that was underutulized 10 months of the year, and in the process generate a community-wide discussion about the highest & best use of green spaces. This 9 acre public, outdoor walking/running path with exercise stations spread along its length will promote a healthier lifestyle among users. ANF Architects designed six stations for... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Christian Brothers University, De La Salle Gymnasium

The De La Salle Gymnasium provides an upgrade to an existing athletic facility space on the campus of Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. In addition to resurfacing and upgrading seating in the main event space, ANF Architects also designed a new casual student cafe and seating area, refitted and redesigned the interiors of the building, and renovated the exterior facade of the original gymnasium. Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Camp Kia Kima Dining Hall

CHICKASAW COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Located in the center of camp, this new 12,000 SF dining hall seats 540 boys at one sitting. The building also serves as a conference center, an education center, an indoor climbing wall facility, and a theater. Two massive fireplaces with carved mantles, located at either end of the dining area, reinforce the connection between nature and the man made environment. Using local stone, timber trusses, metal roof and wood... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bert Ferguson Aquatic Facility

THE CITY OF MEMPHIS The walls of this prototype for community aquatic centers in Memphis open to the outside during warm months to provide natural ventilation. The plans feature a 7,800 SF zero-depth entry pool with built-in pool toys, a curvilinear water slide, and six 25-yard competition lanes. Designed for year-round swimming, the indoor pool opens onto a sun deck overlooking a community park and incorporates local art into the building's surfaces. Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Student and Community Life Center

     CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY The new Student and Community Life Center at Christian Brothers University will be open to the CBU students and alumni as well as the Midtown community. The three-story building designed by ANF Architects will feature a comprehensive wellness suite with mental health services, a clinic, and spiritual wellness offerings.  CBU's various student services will be centralized in the new Central Avenue-facing location... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Sunday, December 4, 2016