Georgia Institute of Technology

Campus Recreation Center

As the host aquatic venue for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, the competitive 50-meter pool at Georgia Tech was designed for a once-in-a-lifetime event. It was the legacy of the games that the school wanted to preserve in converting the facility into a campus recreation center. As an added challenge, the existing roof structure of the project needed to be maintained as an ongoing, long-term solar energy research project.

When it came to selecting an architect for this challenging project, Georgia Tech chose Hastings+Chivetta. The firm developed a bold, innovative solution, involving the world’s longest prestressed concrete floor span, which stretches over the 50-meter pool and under the existing roof. The project includes a 50-meter competition pool, a six-court gymnasium space, a fitness center, racquetball courts, a climbing wall, a leisure pool, offices, locker rooms, and a 500-vehicle, three-level parking deck.


Project Details

    • Gross Square Feet
    • 300,659
    • Completion Date
    • 2004
    • Construction Cost
    • $ 43,250,000
    • City
    • Atlanta
    • State
    • GA
    • Client Type
    • Public
    • Enrollment
    • 10,000+


    • 2006
    • Facility of Merit
    • Athletic Business
    • 2005
    • Building Team Award - Gold Level
    • Building Design + Construction
    • 2005
    • Citation, Architectural Portfolio
    • American School & University
    • 2005
    • Innovative Architecture and Design Award
    • Recreation Management Magazine
    • 2005
    • Outstanding Sports Facilities Award
    • NIRSA