Architecture & Interior Design

University of Pittsburgh - Football Hydrotherapy

DLA+ was tasked with reimagining the hydrotherapy room to align with Pitt Football’s identity and evolving needs for student-athlete performance. With a limited footprint and site constraints, the team designed two custom, fully recessed pools with enhanced graphics, lighting and sound systems, and reconfigured space to provide an underwater treadmill and storage. Largely minimalist and modern, the focal point of the room is a large, illuminated Panther Head that is on axis to the adjacent training room, connecting both spaces visually.

University of Pittsburgh
Architect of Record
DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design
Interior Design
Completion Date
Project Size
1,000 SF
Mascaro Construction
Finalist for the 2023 MBA Building Excellence Award for Renovation Construction Under $2 Million
Teaming Partners
MEP/FP - HF Lenz
Pool Consultant - Aquatic Facility Design
Graphics - Dimensional Innovations