• Pool Type Indoor 25-Yard, Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Universities
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2005
  • ArchitectCannon Design


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University of Alabama – Student Recreation Center – Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

The University of Alabama at Birmingham commissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker in association with Cannon Design to design a world-class leisure/fitness lap pool for their Campus Recreation Center. Established in 1969, the university is a top-ranked school and centrally located in Birmingham, Alabama, a city of nearly one million people.

The 5,093 sq. ft. award-winning free-form pool located in the center of the building features:

  • 25-yard lap pool with four lap lanes marked with NCAA race course stripes and targets
  • Free-form leisure pool
  • Stair entry
  • Lazy river
  • Vortex
  • Waterfall
  • Underwater benches
  • Haystack
  • 30 person whirlpool spa

Design Awards:

  • 2006 – ‘Innovative Architecture & Design’ Award –¬†Recreation Management magazine
  • 2006 -‘Outstanding Sports Facilities’ Award –¬†National Intramural Sports Association (NIRSA)


  • 2006 & 2007 – ‘Architectural Showcase’ –¬†Athletic Business magazine