The original Fairbury swimming pool, built in 1952, had been a source of pride for generations of citizens. The City chose Lamp Rynearson to design a new, state-of-the-art facility and we worked tirelessly to provide this service while continuing their legacy.
Throughout the project, City staff and Lamp Rynearson tackled the challenges of providing a modern aquatic facility while preserving the classic character of the original. One of the main challenges was to satisfy the City’s vision for a configuration that accommodated a wide variety of programming options. The goal was to create ample space for large swimming competitions while also providing opportunities for general leisure swimming. This was achieved by carefully designing spaces with dual functions. For example, large shade canopies were used for athletes to rest between races as well as for families to gather under during open swim hours.