Centre County Parks & Recreation - State College, PA

Complete swimming pool complex re-development of the existing 5.06 acre site to accommodate a new municipal aquatics facility with a bathing capacity approximately 430 and a facility capacity of 700. Aquatic program includes an eight-lane 25 meter competition pool, leisure pool with water slides, current channel, integral tot pool and other aquatic recreational amenities.

A new 2,500 square foot bathhouse and 2,500 square foot filter/support building is a re-interpreted modern design expression that pays tribute to the original late 1950’s facility that initiated the aquatics program within the Centre Region. Exterior expression incorporates a natural wood siding in a rain screen application and open perforated metal panels at upper band-course levels to provide openness, ventilation and light while maintaining privacy and security.

A focal point of the design is a natural green screen curved pergola within the entry plaza at the intersection of the bathhouse and filter building to enhance the sense of entry and threshold to the facility while reinforcing the entry and integration within the existing context.