The U.S. Air Force Academy’s (USAFA) Holaday Athletic Center has earned distinction as a 2014 Athletic Business Facility of Merit as part of the publication’s annual Architectural Showcase. Prior to the Holaday Athletic Center, the USAFA lacked a place to conduct full-field drills due to space limitations. The 92,000 sf athletic center solves that issue and allows USAFA to effectively recruit and train year-round.

The building can be used for all outdoors sports and relies on 100% daylight year round. The unique design solution uses 100% ventilation and does not require a heating or cooling system. These sustainable strategies help the building achieve LEED Silver.

The Athletic Business Architectural Showcase recognizes the best in recently constructed athletic, recreation and fitness facilities around the world. This marks the fourth time in the past five years a CannonDesign facility has been recognized as a Facility of Merit.