• Pool Type Indoor 25-Yard, Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Universities
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2006
  • ArchitectMoody Nolan


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Butler University – Health and Recreation Complex

Indianapolis, IN

In order to meet the ever growing and diverse needs of the Butler University student population, Moody Nolan, Ratio Architects, and Counsilman-Hunsaker teamed to design the new indoor Health and Recreation Complex (HRC) located next to the student housing complex.

The 81,250 sq. ft. state-of-the-art recreation facility boasts high-quality amenities, including a natatorium, weight and fitness rooms, indoor running track, and multi-purpose courts.

The aquatic complex embodies the school’s needs and objectives by combining leisure areas and fitness / competitive swimming program spaces. The aquatic center has something for everyone to enjoy including:

  • 25-yard lap pool with six lanes
  • 4,793 sq. ft leisure pool, including a current channel, underwater bubble benches, water volleyball and water basketball
  • 156 sq. ft. whirlpool spa

Design Awards and Publications:

  • 2007 – ‘Outstanding Sports Facilities’ Award –¬†National Intramural Sports Association (NIRSA)
  • 2007 – ‘Innovative Architecture & Design’ Award –¬†Recreation Management magazine
  • 2007 – ‘Architectural Showcase’ –¬†Athletic Business magazine