Northern Arizona University, Aquatic & Tennis Complex

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Northern Arizona University, Aquatic & Tennis Complex

Flagstaff, AZ 2017

Project Description

At an elevation of 7,000 feet, the new home of Northern Arizona University’s swimming, diving and tennis programs is also one of the highest-elevation pools in North America, drawing competitive swimmers from around the globe to train.

In addition to the 50-meter pool and 10-meter dive tank, the facility also includes an adjoining tennis center with six indoor and six outdoor tennis courts. Positioned at the north entrance to campus and mirroring the campus recreation center across the street, the two buildings form a unique, recreation-oriented gateway to north campus.

The natatorium features traditional masonry-and-steel construction, while the connected tennis pavilion is a pre-engineered metal building. By unifying the skin materials and developing consistency in masonry and glass forms, the two buildings present a unified whole.

Project Details

Architect: Sink Combs Dethlefs
Architect: CHSQA
Construction Cost: $36.6 Million
Square Feet: 118,000
Occupancy: February 2016

Building Systems - Pre-Engineered Structures: Nucor Building Systems

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands: Interkal

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Edwards

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Tennis: DecoTurf

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Aaltro Marine

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Bradley Corp.

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Bleachers/Grandstands: DGJD Inc.

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Lighting: Kim Lighting

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Scoreboards: Daktronics Inc.

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Tennis Nets/Posts: Edwards

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Windscreens: Putterman Athletics

Pools - Bulkheads: Stark Bulkhead Co.

Pools - Chemical Control Systems: Pulsar

Pools - Covers: Spectrum Aquatics

Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: Diamondbrite

Pools - Diving Boards: Duraflex International Corp.

Pools - Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson Inc.

Pools - Lane Markers: Competitor Swim

Pools - Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.

Pools - Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Pools - Starting Blocks: Pentair Commercial Aquatics

Pools - Water Play Features: Antiwave Pool Products

Architect Of Record

Sink Combs Dethlefs
Denver, CO

Associate Architect

Phoenix, AZ