• Pool Type Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Universities
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 1999
  • ArchitectF&S Partners


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Baylor University – Student Recreation Center

Waco, TX

Baylor University envisioned a multi-use facility to meet the needs of their student body, including a natatorium with a combo fitness/leisure pool.

Counsilman-Hunsaker applied their aquatic expertise for Baylor University and designed a plan to seamlessly blend these two bodies of water while making the space as functional as possible. The end result is a diverse design that encompasses a variety of interests of the student body.

For those seeking fitness, there is a 25-yard lap pool with three lap lanes, and water basketball. The leisure pool features a triple spiral waterslide and cyclonic vortex. Students can also enjoy a relaxing ride in the current channel or laze about on bubble couches. Complementing the pool is a sundeck and sand volleyball court. Plenty of sun pours into the natatorium through clerestory and floor to ceiling windows, while sunset allows for some relaxing moments lounging in the whirlpool.

Design Awards:

  • 2000 – ‘Facilities of Merit’ Award -Athletic Business magazine –¬†‘Outstanding Sports Facilities’ Award –¬†National Intramural Sports Association (NIRSA