This project involved the master planning for a new aquatic center and substantial expansion of the Student Recreation Center at Idaho State University. Working closely with the ISU staff and the Steering Committee, a master plan was created which included a new 50-meter pool with recreation pool amenities and a 33,000 square foot expansion to the existing Rec facilities.
The new and expanded areas are Administration, cardio/fitness areas, weights areas, training areas, jogging track, and multi purpose areas.
A particular challenge of this project was the assessment and integration of the existing building into a successful functional layout. Once this was accomplished, we attacked the next challenge. This was to define the appropriate first phase of the project.
With a $22.2 million dollar master plan and a $6 million dollar budget, it was determined that the Student Recreation Center would be the first phase with the pool to be completed as funding becomes available.
Thorough planning in the beginning will help ensure that over time, additional phases of the building will be developed most efficiently and economically to serve the students well for many years to come.