2011 Facility of Merit Winner: Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center, Buford Middle School

Web Abstract: 
Situated on the Charlottesville, Va., campus of Buford Middle School as part of a recreation complex that includes an adjacent Boys & Girls Club, the LEED Platinum Smith Aquatic Center won praise for a simple rectangular plan enhanced by judicious selection of materials — to cite one notable example, blue-colored glass tile and raised aluminum signage on the two-story east wall of the natatorium. The center “does all the right things,” said one judge. “It’s simple, monolithic in form but softened with the right materials and detail.” [Includes a full photo gallery]
Author: 
Cohen, Andrew
Journal: 
Athletic Business
Media Type: 
Text
Publication Date: 
10/10/2011
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