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Athletic Complex and Aquatic Center, Livermore High School
Livermore, CA
A statement piece.
A modern athletic complex signals campus evolution.
A 21st Century Complex
To anchor the west end of the campus and signal that the school has grown from an agrarian focused curriculum into a 21st century comprehensive high school, HED was brought in design the new Livermore High School Athletic Complex and Aquatic Center.

This new athletic complex will sit adjacent to the school’s stadium, and will include a multi-level, 50,000 square-foot event center and a 11-lane, 25-meter swimming pool with two diving platforms. It will also house a main multi-use gymnasium, auxiliary gymnasium above a weight room, physical education classrooms, team rooms and support spaces. The mezzanine level viewing section of the main gym allows this space to be utilized for dance and theatrical performances.

A keystone of the west end of the campus, the adjacent main stadium entry will be signaled by a portal that evolves from a barrier separating the school from the public. The complex's scale and variety of spaces will enable it to be used by both the school and community. The distinctive design and placement will become a keystone, defining the west end of the campus, unifying the other facilities nearby to form a cohesive campus flow.
Results
The complex is an opening anchor for a new master plan which HED will be part of, which aims to transform the ad hoc planned site that has grown over time into a single cohesive campus.
The complex acts as a community events center for the neighborhood.
Separate entrances exist for separate functions, but the public portal for the existing adjacent stadium unites all of them with a ‘shared identity.’
Because of the variety of spaces and uses of the complex, there is potential for a joint-use agreement with the city recreation department.
Horizontal metal siding wraps the upper levels, minimizing finish installation time at these tall parts of the building.
The two gymnasium spaces will include translucent panels at all perimeter exterior walls, infusing the space with generous amounts of natural day light. The exterior of the building features broad overhangs to minimize thermal heat gain at the windows.
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Project Data
Athletic Aquatic Complex 2017-02354-000
Livermore High School
Livermore, California
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
45,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$43.0 Million
Project Team
  • Chris Ramm
    RA
    Principal
    Architecture + Design Leader
  • Erwin Lee
    AIA
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • David Rausch
    AIA, LEED Green Associate, CCS, CCCA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design
  • Jason Rojo
    RA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design
A modern athletic complex signals campus evolution.
Athletic Complex and Aquatic Center, Livermore High School
Livermore, CA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
A statement piece.