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University of Iowa – Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

Iowa City, IA

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The University of Iowa, the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the UI Recreational Services joined together to develop a 215,000 sq. ft. Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, among other essential uses, serves as the prestigious Hawkeye swimming and diving home. The state-of-the-art facility, located in the heart of the campus, includes the following amenities:

  • 13,000 sq. ft. Competition Pool
  • Large enough to host 25-yard, 25-meter, and 50-meter competition
  • 1,200 spectator seats
  • Two bulkheads
  • Large video“display board”
  • 4,400 sq. ft Dive Pool
  • 25-yards long and 17 ft. deep
  • 1 and 3-meter springboards
  • 1, 3, 5, 7.5, and 10-meter platforms
  • Sparger system for soft water landings
  • 110 sq. ft. Dive Spa
  • 11 person capacity
  • 4,100 sq. ft. Recreation Pool
  • Zero-depth entry, underwater benches, vortex, current channel, play features and rock climbing wall
  • Water volleyball and water basketball
  • 310 sq. ft. Recreation Spa
  • 25 person capacity

 

Design Awards and Publications:

2012 - ‘AIA Iowa Design’ Award

2011 - ‘Dream Designs’ Aquatics International magazine

2011 - ‘Innovative Architecture & Design’ Award Recreation Management magazine

2011 - ‘Facilities of Merit’ Award Athletic Business magazine

Photo credit Brian Rayhawkeyesports.com

Innovative Architecture & Design Award

Recreation Management

2011

Facilities of Merit Award

Athletic Business

2011

AIA Iowa Design

American Institute of Architecture

2012

Pool Type

Indoor 50 Meter

Indoor Leisure

Project Type

Competitive Venue

University Athletics

Project Service

Design Services

Status

Completed 2010

Architect

RDG Planning & Design

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