Jenison Public Schools Natatorium
Triangle constructed a new aquatic center/natatorium housing a 50-meter Olympic-sized swimming pool with a diving well and movable bulkhead—amenities rarely seen at a high school facility. The pool holds 317,000 gallons of water with 1,800 gallons evaporating each day. Construction began in May of 2003 and completed in December 2004
The relatively small site complicated the project. For safety and the prevention of soil erosion, the building envelope was constructed first and the pool construction followed. During constructability reviews, Triangle was able to value engineer the pitch of the roof from a curved structure to a segmented structure saving the school district valuable dollars while maintaining the integrity of the architects design.
The final step in the construction process was the completion of the front entry which was value engineered from a circular to a square for considerable cost savings.
The new natatorium has allowed Jenison to host regional and state swimming and diving meets and the entire community has made use of the new pool—enjoying programs ranging from water aerobics and certification programs to open swims.