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Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Al and Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center

Cambridge, MA

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Founded in 1859, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is revered as one of the most advanced and prestigious academic and research institutions in the country.

 

Facilities of Merit Award

Athletic Business

2003

Pool Type

Indoor 50 Meter

Indoor 25 Yard

Diving Pool

Competitive Venue

Project Type

University Athletics

Competitive Venue

Project Service

Design Services

Status

Completed 2002

Architect

Sasaki Associates, Inc. and Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Associates

Project Amenities

Counsilman-Hunsaker, in association with Sasaki Associates, was commissioned to design a state-of-the-art three-story natatorium, named the Al and Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center.

In 2003, MIT’s Al and Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center received Athletic Business magazine’s ‘Facility of Merit’ award for outstanding design.

World-Class Aquatic Complex

Indoor 50-meter pool with eight lanes

Moveable bulkhead, allowing the pool to be sectioned off for lap swimming, training for local aquatic teams, or fitness classes

1 and 3-meter springboard diving

5-meter platform diving tower

Separate 25-yard pool with six lap lanes and stepped entry

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