Morgan Hill Aquatics Center

Morgan Hill, CA | sports/recreation | community/education

Prominent windscreens provide a creative and energy saving solution for California’s first LEED Silver certified aquatics center.

Morgan Hill Site Plan

Home to multiple swim teams, water polo teams, and recreational aquatic activities, the Morgan Hill Aquatics Center is the first outdoor aquatics complex certified at the LEED Silver level. The energy-efficient design includes optimized energy performance for HVAC and lighting, and passive ventilation for summertime cooling of the locker and shower area. The most striking characteristic of the design is the creative use of “wind sails” to block the prevailing winds and reduce the amount of energy and water lost due to evaporation, resulting in an overall water savings of 57% and a pool heating cost reduction of 40%. In addition, 95% of the construction debris was recycled and diverted from landfill.


Environmental Design & Construction Honorable Mention

Recreation Management Innovative Architecture & Design Award

Savings by Design Citation

Project Stats
  • Client

    City of Morgan Hill

  • Size

    11,000 sf

  • LEED Certification



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