Boise State University Aquatic Center Submitted by Layton Construction Co. Inc.
The addition of a natatorium to the existing recreation center at Boise State University had inherent design complexities, with a technically complex use, tight site and existing context. The design team sought opportunities to enhance the quality of the space, add to the quality of the context, take advantage of opportunities to reduce energy consumption and design with safety as a central concern.

The 17,000-sq-ft expansion included a six-lane lap pool; an 1,800-sq-ft recreational pool; 120-sq-ft, 12-person spa; locker rooms; classrooms; and fitness rooms.

This project showed both responsible design and that construction can not only be sustainable and efficient but also aesthetically pleasing.


$6.85 million
Owner: Idaho Division of Public Works
Contractor: Layton Construction Co. Inc.
Architect: Leatham Krohn Van Ocker
Engineers: KPFF Consulting Engineers, GLUMAC
Among the Subcontractors: Hobson Fabricating, Pristine Pools and Spas, Steel West Custom Glass, Lombac
Start: Oct. 2009 Finish: July 2010