Stanford University Avery Aquatic Center

Stanford, CA | sports/recreation | community/education

One of America’s finest outdoor aquatics facilities, Stanford University’s Avery Aquatic Center is a centerpiece for intercollegiate and Olympic aquatics and a recognizable landmark for Stanford’s athletic precinct.

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One of the largest outdoor swimming, diving, and water polo facilities in the United States, the new Avery Aquatic Center is an expansion and renovation of the deGuerre Pool Complex, home of Stanford University’s aquatic teams. The complex now includes four separate pools, one each for competition, diving, training, and recreation. The Maas Diving Tower takes its cues from the glass-and-steel elevator tower at Stanford Stadium and the glass elevator at Maples Pavilion. These three visually prominent structures form a trio of landmarks denoting Stanford’s athletics precinct. The dive tower features five platforms, four springboards, and a dive tank. Structural glass windscreens allow spectators to see the divers as they ascend the tower. The competition pool was renovated to accommodate water polo, and with the addition of nighttime lighting and a new shade canopy, the pool can host events in all four aquatic sports day or night. Since the renovation, the center has hosted Olympic training games and served as a championship venue for Pac 12 and NCAA events.

“The Avery Aquatic Center provides Stanford student-athletes with the finest training and competition aquatic facilities in the world”
—Richard Quick, Women’s Swimming Coach, Stanford University


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Project Stats
  • Client

    Stanford University

  • Size

    77,360 sf


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