Thursday, July 14, 2016

Dallas Aquatic Centers

Computers- can't (and wouldn't want to) live without them in our practice. But there is something about a basswood study model that really speaks to us. Our summer intern, Hannah Scarbrough from Oklahoma State, just completed these models of the two pool pavilions we're designing for the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department. These buildings house the locker rooms, ticketing, concessions, offices, and pump equipment for the water parks.

The upper image is of the Lake Highlands North Family Aquatic Center pavilion. It's a sleek building that fronts Church Road, directly across from Lake Highlands High School.

The lower photo shows the pavilion at Crawford Park Regional Aquatic Center. It is set in a large clearing surrounded by woods on three sides and a major highway on the other.

We're the architectural part of a team led by Kimley Horn (Landscape and Civil Engineering) and Counsilman-Hunsaker (Aquatics). Through the efforts of it's Director, Willis Winters FAIA, the Parks Department has commissioned a number of nationally-recognized park structures. It's an honor to be one of the firms selected to add to that collection.