Southern Methodist University, Dedman Center For Lifetime Sports

Dallas, Texas

  • Southern Methodist University - Dedman Center
Southern Methodist University - Dedman Center

The Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports expansion and renovation included 154,000 square feet of indoor recreational space plus an outdoor social area. The upscale facility includes basketball/volleyball courts, indoor track, weight training, racquetball courts, aerobics, multi-purpose for indoor soccer, classrooms, café and conference facilities. The existing gymnasium’s end wall was torn down to open into a two-story atrium with a 40’ high climbing wall and 14’ high bouldering wall. A new natatorium was constructed and site re-developed for sand volleyball courts and fountain pool.

Additional features include:

  • The Falls – zero entry pool with 7-foot waterfalls
  • Cardio Overlook – elliptical machines and treadmills
  • Lounge – with computer terminals and a big-screen TV
  • Martial Arts/Cheer Room – 1,900 square feet with padded floors and walls
  • Men’s, Women’s, and Family locker rooms
  • Open-Air Rotunda Entry/Plaza
  • Outdoor Adventure Area – checkout tents, backpacks, kayaks, etc.
  • Outdoor Water Recreation Area
  • Recreation Pool – 25 meter, five lane swimming pool
  • Spinning Room – convertible to aerobic/dance rooms


Owner: Southern Methodist University
Project Size: 154,000 sf
Completion: 2006
Construction Cost: $21M

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