Stanford University | Avery Aquatic Center
Stanford, CA
Photos: Steve Proehl (aerial), R+C
Structural Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering

Seats 2,530 people
Key Info
  • Three new pools
  • Improvements to locker rooms, pool control office, bleacher canopies, and equipment
  • Accommodates a variety of swimming events

Designed as a potential Olympic venue, the expansion of the aquatic center included three new pools. The diving pool features a sparger to generate a burst of bubbles to soften impact on divers. Moveable bulkheads in the training pool permit its use for a variety of swimming competitions or water polo. Other improvements to the center included varsity and recreation locker rooms, a pool control office, canopies over bleachers and new filter equipment. Rutherford + Chekene provided structural and geotechnical engineering services to the team.