Stanford, CA

Stanford University | Avery Aquatic Center



Structural (Design)

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Engineering


Seats 2,530 people

Key Info

Three new pools

Improvements to locker rooms, pool control office, bleacher canopies, and equipmentAccommodates a variety of swimming events


Designed as a potential Olympic venue, the expansion of the aquatic center included three new pools. The diving pool features a sparger to generate a burst of bubbles to soften impact on divers. Moveable bulkheads in the training pool permit its use for a variety of swimming competitions or water polo. Other improvements to the center included varsity and recreation locker rooms, a pool control office, canopies over bleachers and new filter equipment. Rutherford + Chekene provided structural and geotechnical engineering services to the team.

Higher Education

Leavening peerless structural engineering skill with humor, philosophy, people skills and, above all, a consummate understanding of San Francisco's permitting process, [Alan] saw this project through.