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  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2014
  • ArchitectSubstance Architecture


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In the fall of 2014, the University of Iowa celebrated the grand opening of the new Richard O. Jacobson Football Operations Building. Because of his continued support for the Hawkeyes and generous donations of millions of dollars to a number of university programs, the facility was dedicated to Mr. Jacobson.

The new 76,000 sq. ft. football practice facility will help guarantee an exceptional experience for the student-athletes who participate in Iowa’s football program. One of the main attractions is the aquatic area featuring a two lane, 25-yard therapy pool and two hydrotherapy spas designed to help soothe the muscles of players before and after football practice or games.

Amenities include:

550 sq. ft. Therapy Pool

  • Stair entry
  • Varying depths of 3 ft. 6 in., 4 ft. 10 in., and 6 ft. 4 in.
  • Underwater treadmill

100 sq. ft. Hot Plunge Hydrotherapy Spa

  • Underwater bench and hydrotherapy jets

150 sq. ft. Cold Plunge Hydrotherapy Spa

  • Hydrotherapy jets

Publications and Awards

2016 ‘Architectural Showcase’ Athletic Business magazine