The team of Counsilman-Hunsaker and Hastings & Chivetta Architects was commissioned to design an aquatic facility for the University of Missouri-Columbia. The university's objective was to design a state-of-the-art natatorium for the Tigers swimming and diving teams, as well as a number of campus and community swim clubs.
Counsilman-Hunsaker was retained to design a world-class venue that includes:
- Olympic-sized 50-meter by 25-yard indoor competition pool
- Two moveable bulkheads
- Separate diving well
- Diving tower with 1, 3, 5, 7½- and 10-meter diving
- Moveable floor
- Warm-water spa
- 1,000 seat spectator gallery
- Specialized timing and display system
This facility, the largest recreation center ever built in the history of Missouri's higher education, has been recognized in several industry publications and has won multiple design awards.