Brown University, Aquatics and Fitness Center

Providence, RI

The Nelson Fitness Center and Coleman Aquatics Center is approximately 313,544 square feet, containing 10,000 square feet of fitness loft, three exercise studios, a café, and support spaces.  The Center has a heat reclamation dehumidification system for the swimming pool area, and a solar thermal system for the locker rooms. The Fitness and Aquatics Center achieved a total energy cost savings of 28.58% compared with a similarly-sized building. 

The building was designed to fit with the contextual and historical surroundings of Brown University's campus. The project achieved a LEED Gold® certification this past January. 

This was a design-build project with Shawmut Construction and Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Contractor: Shawmut Construction

LEED® BD+C: New Construction, v2009 Gold certified