• Pool Type Indoor 25-Yard
  • Project Type K-12
  • Project Service Design Services, Feasibility Study
  • StatusCompleted 2009
  • ArchitectECI/Hyer


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Kodiak Island Community Swimming Pool

Kodiak, AK

In 2004, the Kodiak Island Borough retained the team of ECI/Hyer and Counsilman-Hunsaker to conduct a Feasibility Study for the information necessary to replace the existing Kodiak Island Borough High School’s aquatic facility.

The design team facilitated partnership discussions between the city, the school district, and the Borough to develop a needs assessment for aquatic programming in the community, with potential ways of structuring a financially sustainable aquatic solution.

Completed in less than 45 days, the design team prepared four concepts. For each concept, project costs, funding analysis, management plan, revenue and expense projections were developed.

Based on information from the report, the new natatorium was built behind the high school, and is owned by the Borough, maintained by the school district and operated by the city. The design for the natatorium included:

  • 25-yard competition pool with six lap lanes and 1-meter diving boards
  • ADA accessible ramp and stair entry
  • Shallow water tot area with benched seating
  • 24 in. by 42 in. deep learn-to-swim training area
  • Saline chlorine generation system


2011 – “Honor” Award AIA Alaska Chapter

2011 – ‘Best of Aquatics’ Award Aquatics International Magazine

2011 – ‘Dream Designs’ Aquatics International magazine