• Pool Type Indoor 50-Meter, Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2006
  • ArchitectWisnewski Blair & Associates/Mody Nolan


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Claude Moore Recreation Center

Sterling, VA

The design of this community center, which is located within Claude Moore Park in Loudoun County, Va., followed the desires of community residents to reflect a “farmacular” architecture, in contrast to the big-box suburban sprawl that surrounds the historic park setting. Accordingly, the building is organized as a farm compound of simple connected masses that orient to the park entry drive and adjacent woodland. A traditional barn-and-silo profile fronts smaller “out buildings” that extend from the central lobby and contain the gymnasium, community rooms, and teen and childcare areas.

The team of Counsilman-Hunsaker and Wisnewski Blair & Associates developed this state-of-the-art recreation center and natatorium, which includes both leisure and competitive amenities:

  • 50-meter competitive swimming pool with moveable bulkhead to provide flexibility for classes, athletic, and community use
  • 5,200 sq. ft. leisure pool, designed for fun and to accommodate fitness programming such as water walking, water exercise, and other swim activities
  • 200 sq. ft. whirlpool spa
  • Waterslide
  • Vortex


  • 2009 – Recreation Management magazine
  • 2009 – ‘Architectural Showcase’  Athletic Business magazine