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Rice University – David & Barbara Gibbs Recreation Center

Houston, TX

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Counsilman-Hunsaker and Smith Group/F&S designed Rice University's new recreation facilities as a key part of the university's vision for the 21st century, which is to cultivate vibrancy on campus and foster a sense of community.

 

 

 

Outstanding Sports Facility Award

National Intramural Sports Assoc. (NIRSA)

2011

Facilities of Merit Award

Athletic Business

2011

Pool Type

Outdoor 50 Meter

Outdoor Leisure

Project Type

University Athletics

University Campus Rec

Project Service

Design Services

Status

Completed 2009

Architect

SmithGroup/F&S

Project Amenities

The two-story 103,000 sq. ft. David & Barbara Gibbs Recreation Center includes two indoor basketball courts; two outdoor basketball courts; four racquetball courts; two squash courts; cardio and weight areas; a dance studio; a 50-meter outdoor competition pool; and a 2,500 sq. ft. outdoor recreation pool.

The 50-meter pool provides 1- and 3-meter springboards and a move-able bulkhead for simultaneous aquatic activities.
The outdoor leisure pool is equipped with multiple step entry points, a wet deck, bench seating as well as accommodations for water volleyball and water basketball.

 

12,650 sq. ft. 50-meter Competition Pool

Two 1-meter diving boards

Two 3-meter diving boards

4 ft. wide move-able bulkhead

2,500 sq. ft. Leisure Pool

Hydrotherapy bench seating

Water basketball

Water spray features

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