ELS Is Designing California Aquatics Center
ELS is designing the new home for University of California, Berkeley’s Intercollegiate Aquatic Sports, a state-of-the-art aquatics facility aimed at providing additional training space for intercollegiate athletes. Currently, the university has only one aquatic venue, which student athletes share with recreational swimmers from the university and community. The new facility will be used solely by Cal’s intercollegiate aquatics teams for athletic training. Consisting of three single-level buildings surrounding a 50M pool, the new Aquatic Center features a two-centerline dive tower with 10M, 7.5M, 5M, 3M and 1M dive platforms and adjacent 1M and 3M springboard dive platforms, a warm water spa for divers, locker rooms, and a multi-purpose and special events room. The project is targeting LEED Gold.