In July 2016, Harper College and CENTERS entered into a pre-opening agreement of the College’s Recreation and Wellness Center. CENTERS provided project management consulting services during the planned opening of the center, which opened in August, 2018. CENTERS prepared a business plan, consulted on design decisions, hired ambitious campus recreation professionals, developed programs, cultivated partnerships and marketed the building.

CENTERS leveraged its relationship with its sister firm, Brailsford and Dunlavey (“B&D”) who is responsible for facilitating a visioning session via using a proprietary methodology called, strategic asset value analysis (“SAV”) with key Harper College executive and administrative personnel. The result of the exercise is a clear understanding about the strategic drivers and desired outcomes that are directly linked to the operating paradigm. Our goal is to make the fitness and wellness center the “third place” on campus.

CENTERS’ management responsibilities are not just limited to the operation of the building. We feel it is our responsibility to offer a unique fitness and recreational experience. We are committed to enriching the quality of life for students, faculty, staff and the community in a friendly and inclusive environment and as educators, CENTERS fosters student involvement through employment opportunities in coordination with a variety of academic departments with a clear career development focus.

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