McMurtrey Aquatic and Ice Sports Complex

Project Details

Collaboration, Recreation
McMurtrey Aquatic and Ice Sports Complex
City of Bakersfield

Project Summary

The McMurtrey Aquatic and Ice Sports Complex was the 2006 recipient of an American Institute of Architects Golden Empire Chapter (AIAGE) Merit Award for Design Excellence. Rossetti Associates and Ordiz-Melby Architects, Inc. combined an enclosed ice skating rink with open-air competition and recreational pools to create this award-winning sports recreational facility.

This new multiuse facility features an 8,551-square-foot recreation pool, an Olympic-sized 50-meter competition swimming pool, NHL ice sheet, spectator seating, and pro shop. Other amenities include a double water slide, water volleyball area, and specially designed interactive wet play equipment.

The three-building design creates a visual connection between water in its solid (ice) and fluid (pool) forms, creates shaded courtyards of intimate and public character, and defines an irregularly shaped site in a way that will purposely accommodate an adjacent planned future development to the south.

Total square feet of both buildings: 8,300
Total square feet Ice Center: 40,882
2006 recipient of the AIAGE Merit Award for Design Excellence

Design Architect: Rossetti Associates
Local Architect: Ordiz-Melby Architects, Inc.
RA Manager in Charge: Ignatius Chau
RA Project Architect: Chuck Simmons
OMA Principal in Charge: William J. Melby
OMA Project Architect: Larry Wiggins

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