Washington and Lee University Natatorium

About

THIS PROJECT

The Washington and Lee Natatorium is a new 44,000 SF aquatic facility used for collegiate competitions and recreation events such as swim team practice, physical education and swim lessons. The building consists of a basement mechanical space, pool deck level and concourse level. The large pool has eight 40-meter competition lanes, six 25-yard training lanes and a deep-water configuration to allow for a possible diving addition. The water is treated with UV lighting to reduce the amount of chlorine used. In addition to the 589,000-gallon pool, the Natatorium includes:

  • Team and general locker rooms
  • Coaches' suites
  • Spectator viewing areas
  • Team lounge
  • Wet classrooms
  • Dry training area
  • Back-of-house spaces

The building was built into a hillside, which required blasting and lean concrete fill under most of the footings due to voids in the underlying rock structures. Over 13,000 CY of rock was removed from the hillside to fit the building into place. Structurally, the Natatorium consists of cast-in-place concrete foundations and decks, precast panel wall systems and a long-span steel truss roof structure.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

LOCATION:
Lexington, Virginia
Mid-Atlantic

CLIENT:
Washington and Lee University

PRACTICES:
BIM/VDC

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589,000

GALLON POOL

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4

HOUR WATER FILTRATION TURNOVER

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44,000

SQUARE FEET

Project

GALLERY

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Tom Monticup
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