• Pool Type Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Competition Venues, Universities
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2006
  • ArchitectPSA-Dewberry, Inc./Moody Nolan


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University of Illinois – Student Recreation Center – Chicago

Chicago, IL

University of Illinois - ChicagoThe University of Illinois at Chicago opened the doors to this state-of-the-art student recreation facility in May 2006.

The design team of Counsilman-Hunsaker, PSA-Dewberry, and Moody Nolan designed the new aquatic facility with leisure and fitness programming objectives to fulfill the university’s goal in providing their collegiate community with a complete aquatic package.

The award-winning complex features:

  • 4,800 sq. ft. Leisure Pool
  • Three lap lanes
  • Lazy river
  • Cool-water vortex
  • Bubble benches
  • 400 sq. ft. whirlpool spa

Other programming spaces include a three-story climbing wall, multi-purpose gymnasiums, running track, fitness center, and racquetball/squash courts.


  • 2007 – ‘Facilities of Merit’ Award –¬†Athletic Business magazine