District of Columbia Public Schools


Wilson Aquatic Center — Pool Modernization Program Management

The Wilson Aquatic Center modernization project was one of hundreds of projects for which the District of Columbia’s Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization retained B&D to provide program management and project oversight services. The original facility was closed in 2003 when an exterior wall collapsed. At nearly 55,000 square feet, the new and larger facility would replace the old, condemned one. Our work on this project produced a 25-yard x 50-meter competition pool, a wellness/leisure pool, an adult whirlpool, spectator seating, locker rooms, administration areas, and building and pool support areas. The new facility was designed to meet the needs of the community and the adjacent schools while also contributing to the visual and architectural context of the neighborhood. This $34.7 million renovation was completed in 2009. The facility earned LEED Silver certification in 2012.