Centre County Parks & Recreation - State College, PA

Complete demolition of the existing swimming pool complex and redevelopment of the existing site to accommodate a new L-shaped six-lane swimming pool, tot pool and other aquatic recreational amenities with an approximate 320–person bathing capacity, and 500-person facility capacity.

The facility was designed as a neighborhood pool with the scale and aesthetic of the bathhouse relating to the period of development of the surrounding early planned residential community. A strong horizontal emphasis, hip roof and natural wood siding was utilized to “anchor” the bathhouse to the surrounding wooded environment with the modest guard tower providing limited vertical expression and center of the scheme.

In its initial season, the facility yielded an over 200% increase in sales with weather conditions that were less than the desired norm for summer months