Hamilton Pool at Tufts University, Medford, was restored when accumulated
moisture and chlorine corrosion on the steel support beams and rotted wood planking evidenced the
need for a complete retrofit of the building envelope. This project was combined with a renovation
of the men's locker room and refenestration of the entire gym complex. The design approach was to
first provide an interior finish surface that would withstand the corrosive environment of the
swimming pool. The system selected is comprised of aluminum box trusses with fiberglass and
translucent insulation panels made rigid by an aluminum grid. The second major component includes
a ducted ventilation system to exhaust moist air and bring in fresh air depending upon volume and
temperature of outside air.
CLIENT: Tufts University
SIZE: 17,500 sq.ft.