Sports/Entertainment: Award of Merit: UL Athletics Tier 1
University of Louisiana Athletics Tier 1
Award of Merit
General Contractor The Lemoine Co. LLC
Owner Ragin’ Cajun Facilities Inc.
Lead Design Architects Southwest
Structural Fox-Nesbit Engineering LLC
Civil A Ronkartz-Oestriecher Professional Engineering Corp.
MEP M&E Engineering
Design/Architecture/Engineering/Planning 360 Architecture
Constructing a 77,860-sq-ft facility for the University of Louisiana Athletics Program in less than 11 months posed scheduling and planning challenges, but the university’s decision to include a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy room proved especially difficult. The project team created a 35-ft custom polar plunge, a thermal plunge and an underwater treadmill and therapy pool—all in one room. The pools were placed in a 10-ft-deep pit that contained all motors, pumps and piping, with different installation requirements for each pool.