Kappen Aquatic Center
Overbrook School for the Blind
Daley + Jalboot Architects' sixth major project for the Overbrook School for the Blind, the Kappen Aquatic Center is a bold addition to both the historic campus and to the programs offered to students. Named for former director Dr. Bernadette M. Kappen, the new 24,500 square foot facility contains a six-lane, 25-yard competition pool, and a large recreation and hydrotherapy pool. Locker rooms and flexible classroom space are also part of the program. This project is the first LEED Platinum certified natatorium in the country, and the first building in Pennsylvania to achieve LEED Platinum certification under the LEED for New Construction Rating System.