Lambright Student Recreation Center, LA Tech University

Joint Venture with Ashe Broussard Weinzettle Architects

$12.5 m addition of indoor competitive pool, outdoor recreational pool and wellness center

The Tipton Associates/ABW Joint Venture team were retained to reinvent LA Tech’s campus recreation program into a destination for students as well as the community. Existing facility renovation and an extensive addition include a 25 meter indoor warming pool and NCAA competitive diving pool with platforms; a new health and wellness center with space for exam rooms, counseling and a classroom to ultimately create a one-stop location for health education and advisement; a 29-foot tall by 50-foot wide rock climbing wall; and a featured 50 meter student life recreation pool with cabana, sunbathing decks, and misting machines.

This design masterfully blended the existing facility, both physically and programmatically, to the new. We now have a venue for a wide array of activities that appeal to a diverse student body.  The impact of this new campus icon was immediate and will be felt for many years to come.

— Dr. James King Vice President of Student Affairs

Location

Ruston, LA

Area

112,000 sf

Construction Cost

$13.5 million

Recognition

  • AIA Louisiana 2013 Honor Award
  • AIA Louisiana 2013 Member's Choice Award
  • AIA Baton Rouge 2013 Silver Rose Award
  • AIA Baton Rouge 2013 Members Choice Award

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