EducationEnsworth High School Natatorium

Nashville, Tennessee New Construction Size: 50,000 SF Cost: $18.8M Completed: 2012

Ensworth High School's natatorium, a peer to some of the finest collegiate aquatic centers in the country, features a 50-meter competition pool with four one-meter diving springboards, a smaller teaching pool, two large unusually large state-of-the-art scoreboards, locker rooms, concessions, a main lobby, a student lobby, and a mezzanine area for spectator seating with over 300 seats. As a result of the site's location in a flood plain, the facility sits on concrete columns so that floodwater, should there ever be any, can flow underneath the main floor.

  • Team
  • Team 9
    Team 9David Johnson, AIA, NCARB, EDAC
  • Team 5
    Team 5Linda Mark, RA, CDT, CCCA
  • Team 10
    Team 10Michael Speck, AIA

Creating Special Places

Beaming with Pride

Ferrell's September beam raising ceremony to commemorate the completion of the structural steel for the new building that will house clinical services was particularly special for two of its speakers.

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  • project quotes and notes
  • As a quick summary of the technical complexities of building an elevated pool above the flood plain, this project was affectionately known during design as our "bathtub in a boat".