Hampton Virginia Aquaplex Earns National Award from DBIA
The Hampton Virginia Aquaplex earned a National Award of Merit in the Civic/Assembly category from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and an Award of Merit in the Sports/Entertainment category from Engineering News-Record MidAtlantic.
GuernseyTingle played a key role in the design of the Aquaplex, which is playing an important role as a facility that supports both the local community and regional sports tourism initiatives.
At more than 62,739 SF, the Aquaplex is Virginia’s largest competitive aquatic facility and one of the largest competitive aquatics facilities in the mid-Atlantic region. It features a 50-meter competitive pool with seating for 1,500 spectators and more than 700 competitors, a 25-yard program pool, and an outdoor splash park with a leisure pool, lazy river, and two water slides.
In addition to GuernseyTingle, the design-build project team included Clancy & Theys Construction Company, Water Technology, Inc., B2E Consulting Engineers, P.C., GET Solutions, Inc., Speight, Marshall & Francis, Kimley-Horn and TAM Consultants, Inc.
According to DBIA, the project team faced the major challenge of meeting the city’s requirements while staying under budget during the cost volatility and supply chain shortages of the COVID pandemic, but thanks to the advantages of design-build, the team was able to deliver a unique, state-of-the-art facility that meets the city’s goals and serves its residents while setting a new standard for aquatic centers in the region.
The project will be recognized at an official award ceremony taking place on November 2nd at DBIA’s Design-Build Conference & Expo. Learn more about the award on the DBIA website at dbia.org/project/hampton-virginia-aquaplex/.