Job: Huntsville Aquatics Center
General Contractor: Pearce Construction Company Inc.
The Huntsville Aquatics Center, completed in July of 2017, was a $22 million project. The design combined an existing 50-meter swimming pool in the 50-year-old Brahan Spark Natatorium with two new pools to create one of the largest indoor aquatics complexes in the United States.
While the existing 50-meter pool was functional, the overall facility was dated, lacked amenities, spectator space and offered no air conditioning. The project added another 50-meter competition pool and a 25-yard warmer water pool for therapy and swim instruction. The design connected the three pools with a common entrance, locker facilities and support spaces.
Situated in Brahan Spring Park, adjacent to a lake, the site created the opportunity to take advantage of park and water views for the 1,500-seat grandstand of the competition pool.