HHL Architects, in collaboration with aquatics specialist Counsilman-Hunsaker, designed this state-of-the art athletic center for use as the 1993 World University Games swimming venue. Following the games, it became the field house for Erie Community College. The facility houses 50 meter and 75-yard competition pools, a field house with three basketball courts and a suspended running track, a wellness center, a small gym for dance and martial arts, lockers, administrative offices and six classrooms.
The building was designed to complement the surrounding urban context and to provide a facility appealing to the college and the Downtown Buffalo community. HHL Architects provided architectural design services from site selection through construction administration. A budget surplus of $1 million resulted in the addition of a below-grade tunnel to the National Historic Landmark ECC Campus.