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Vanderbilt University – David Williams II Recreation Center

Nashville, TN


In collaboration with WBA Architecture, Counsilman-Hunsaker embarked on a collaborative venture at the Vanderbilt University David Williams II Recreation Center, aimed at crafting various possibilities for the renovation, expansion, or replacement of the existing indoor swimming pool.

The current pool plays a vital role in supporting the university's fitness and educational programs, although the women's swim team is compelled to train off-site.

To address this challenge, the consultant team worked closely with the university to explore diverse alternatives and their associated costs. These options encompassed constructing a new pool within the existing natatorium, expanding the natatorium to accommodate competitive swimming and diving, or erecting an entirely new aquatic center on an undeveloped site. A comprehensive analysis of capital costs and a matrix detailing the potential for various aquatic programming opportunities were meticulously devised to guide the university in making an informed decision regarding the optimal path forward.

This collaborative effort strives to empower Vanderbilt University to make a choice that aligns with its vision and objectives while maximizing the potential of its aquatic facilities.

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Completed 2023

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