Remodel and Addition

Grosse Pointe South Natatorium

Project Challenge

To architecturally design and implement plans for the integration of a 12-lane competition size pool and full court gymnasium with the existing structure of Grosse Pointe South High School.

The athletic center was constructed on top of the existing underground industrial arts building. Portions of the existing facilities were converted into the pool tank, equipment rooms and storage. The new construction contains a twelve lane competitive pool with diving well, 380 seat bleacher balcony, locker rooms, basketball gymnasium, multipurpose room with kitchenette, and a weight and fitness training facility.

The pool water is heated by recycling energy from the dehumidification unit.

Large, energy-efficient windows provide natural day lighting to both the pool and gymnasium. Standard and competitive lighting systems reduce the electrical load when full lighting is not needed.

The brick and limestone exterior facade is historically compatible with the 1928 Neo-Georgian main school building. The main entry is accented in limestone with new historically accurate oak doors and bronze hardware.

Client: Grosse Pointe Public School System

Project: John & Marlene Boll Athletic Center Addition & Remodeling

Location: Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Cost: $11,000,000

Square Footage: 60,685 SF

Architect: Ehresman Architects

Civil: George Jerome & Co.

Structural: Moore Consulting Engineering (Retired)

Mechanical/Electrical: MA Engineering

Construction Manager: Barton Malow Company