Beck Celebrates Groundbreaking of new Aquatics Center at SMU

  • Feb 26, 2016

Today, SMU leaders and students broke ground on a 43,770-square-foot Aquatics Center. Constructed by The Beck Group and designed by Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects, the new facility will be located on SMU’s East Campus, just next to the DART rail line and will provide facilities for practice, competition and community use.

The new two-story collegiate competition swimming and diving venue center will be designed to emulate the Georgian style of the main campus and include:

  • An Olympic-sized, eight-lane indoor pool
  • A diving platform well with four springboards and a 10-meter tower for training and competition
  • Fixed bleacher seating for 800 spectators
  • Men’s, women’s and visitor locker rooms
  • Meeting space and classroom
  • Coaches’ offices

“We are excited about the opportunity to build a facility that will contribute to the already high-standard and success exhibited by SMU’s Swimming and Diving Programs,” says Jim Talkington, Senior Project Manager at Beck. “We are looking forward to being a part of a facility that will inspire SMU’s student-athletes to excellence for years to come.”

Construction of the Aquatics Center is scheduled to begin in March with an anticipated completion date of August 2017.