• Pool Type Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Universities
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2004
  • ArchitectMoody Nolan


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University of Akron – Student Recreation Center and Field House

Akron, OH

The new 233,000 sq. ft. Student Recreation Center and Field House complex was designed by Moody Nolan, Counsilman-Hunsaker, TC Architects, and The Sports Management Group. The recreation center includes a leisure pool, three-court gymnasium, two-court multi-sport area, climbing wall, cardiovascular training room, aerobics/dance studio, running track, and free weights and strength training space.

Counsilman-Hunsaker designed the indoor 3,500 sq. ft. leisure pool located adjacent to the Ocasek Natatorium’s competition pool. Features of the indoor recreation pool include:

  • Warm-water current channel
  • Vortex
  • Fitness lap lanes
  • Multiple bubblers
  • 290 sq. ft. 30-person whirlpool spa

Design Awards and Publications:

  • 2006 – ‘Outstanding Sports Facilities’ Award –¬†National Intramural Sports Association (NIRSA)
  • 2005 & 2006 – ‘Architectural Showcase’ –¬†Athletic Business magazine