Sports & Recreations
LEONARD NATATORIUM & GYMNASIUM MACALESTER COLLEGE
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Pool - 975 m2 / Gym-3,595 m2
The classically simple design of the Leonard Natatorium at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, is both contemporary and entirely compatible with the adjoining gymnasium. The exterior brick, tall arching windows, and geometric Moorish frieze all echo the Neo-Georgian architecture prevalent across the campus. The existing classical stone entrance serves both the new pool and the gymnasium. It opens onto a pool area that is suffused with natural light and features a rich palette of burgundy, terra cotta and beige plaster and ceramic tile, along with warm maple butcher block bleachers. The Leonard Natatorium won both an Honor Award from AIA Minnesota and a Citation Award from American School and University Magazine.