Denison University – Trumbull Aquatics Center

Granville, OH


In 2009, the Denison University’s Board of Trustees approved plans for the $38 million renovation of the Mitchell Center. The center houses Livingston Gymnasium, Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, the Mitchell Indoor Track, the new Trumbull Aquatics Center, and a new two-story, 8,000 sq. ft. fitness center. In addition, the Mitchell Center features international squash courts, a regulation 200-meter indoor track and indoor tennis courts, as well as aerobics, strength and fitness facilities.


Design Awards and Publications:

2015 - ‘Aquatic Portfolio’ Athletic Business magazine

2014 - ‘Dream Designs’ Aquatics International magazine

2014 - ‘Architectural Showcase’ Athletic Business magazine

Pool Type

Indoor 50 Meter

Diving Pool

Competitive Venue

Project Type

University Athletics

Project Service

Design Services


Completed 2013


Hastings & Chivetta Architects

Project Amenities

At the center of the project is the new aquatics facility with an Olympic-sized pool, four times larger than Denison’s previous pool. Features of the new Trumbull Aquatics Center.

As with all new construction and renovations at Denison, the aquatic center was built according to LEED standards, a national benchmark for sustainable design by the U.S. Green Building Council.

12,600 sq. ft., Competition Pool

Nine 50-meter lanes

Moveable floor

Moveable bulkhead allowing staff to configure the pool where instructional, recreational, fitness swimming, and team practice can occur simultaneously

State-of-the-art timing system and video display scoreboard

Unique spectator seating for more than 1,000 on three sides of the competitive course

2,100 sq. ft. Diving Well

Two 3-meter diving boards

Two 1-meter diving boards

Spotting rigs over the diving boards

160 sq. ft. Spa

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