Wayland Community Pool
Wayland, MA


DRA’s assessment of the existing pool and adjacent building determined that a new pool and renovations to the building would be the most cost effective option in serving the community.  The solution calls for demolition of the existing pool and construction of a 10 lane pool with a connected diving area suitable for synchronized swimming, water polo, scuba diving and other aquatic programs.  The facility features a removable air-inflated “bubble” which will be positioned over the pool for about 6 months of every year, to provide an indoor swimming environment during the cold season.  The new design also provides a larger pool deck (than existing pool) for more spectators.  The budget allows for renovating and reusing as much of the existing facility as possible including the locker rooms, office space and multi-purpose room for parties, classes and dry land exercise.


132,500 SF Renovation 
$2.5 million

Principals in Charge:

Carl R. Franceschi, AIA, LEED
James A. Barrett, AIA, LEED

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235 Bear Hill Road, Fourth Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
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South Windsor, CT 06074
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