We’re looking back on two Texas-sized projects from our 30-year project portfolio as we continue our blog series: both the large interactive water feature in Corpus Christi and the family-friendly leisure pool at the residential community of Woodforest. These projects are a point of pride in our company history; Aquatic Design & Engineering (ADE) was recognized by Aquatics International magazine in 2016 for a Dream Design for Woodforest Forest Island pool, and the Corpus Christi Bayfront Park received an Honor Award from AIA Corpus Christi shortly after the fountain was completed in 2013.
For both of these projects, the design of each aquatic feature served a unique purpose. In Corpus Christi, the Bayfront Park development was intended to drive pedestrian traffic to this area just outside the cruise port. While on the water, the project site had no usable beach, so together with the design team, ADE created a water feature design that would emulate the waves and become the community’s beachfront.
With the pool development for the master-planned community of Woodforest, the design team needed to create an aquatic amenity that could be enjoyed by all the residents—from children and teens to adults. ADE succeeded in designing a pool with distinct areas for the multigenerational residents: a sunshelf and toddler slide for young children, a log walk and basketball hoop for older kids, relaxing nozzles and in-pool loungers for adults, and a slide tower for teens.
Both of these projects now provide a wonderful aquatic amenity for the people of southeastern Texas to enjoy throughout the hot summer months.
*****These two projects both sit outside of Houston, which experienced immeasurable damage from Hurricane Harvey. While both were relatively spared from the destruction that some in Houston have seen, these areas around Texas are still in need of aid. On this Giving Tuesday, we’re encouraging you to consider a donation to support hurricane victims (an online tool such as Charity Navigator can help you direct your giving to an appropriate disaster relief organization).