• Pool Type Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Universities
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2009
  • ArchitectHastings & Chivetta Architects


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Marshall University – Student Health Recreation Wellness Center

Huntington, WV

Marshall University wanted to provide a center that would bring health and wellness programs together, while promoting a sense of community. Used as an attraction / retention tool, the new 121,000 sq. ft.
Student Health Recreation Wellness Center provides a place where students can pursue exercise, leisure experiences, and recreation activities.

The facility offers a natatorium, three lane running track, four group exercise studios, four court gymnasium, climbing wall, three racquetball/volleyball courts, badminton and pickleball courts, and an outdoor sundeck. The center is equipped with a wide range of exercise equipment, including treadmills, step machines, and weight machines.

Counsilman-Hunsaker teamed with Hastings & Chivetta Architects to design Marshall’s new aquatic center, including aquatic amenities such as:

  • 3,900 sq. ft. Indoor Leisure Pool
  • Fitness lap lanes
  • Vortex
  • Underwater bench seating
  • Water volleyball area
  • 195 sq. ft. whirlpool spa


  • 2010 – ‘Architectural Showcase’ –¬†Athletic Business magazine