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.
In typical JJCA style, we let our annual theme of "shape" guide us towards a fun way to bring our mission of listen carefully, lead relentlessly, develop intentionally to life: we made some pottery!Read More
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".