NMSU’s natatorium, which was originally constructed in the 1960’s, lacked a gender neutral restroom space. The existing lobby forced visitors to travel through either the men’s or women’s locker room to reach the pool areas. The check-in area of the Natatorium was altered to allow passage for visitors; this provided equal access for all visitors and allowed them to choose which restroom or locker room they would like to use. New casework was provided within the revised check-in area which allowed for staff to monitor entry into the facility.
The existing (non-ada compliant) staff locker room and janitor’s closet adjacent to the check-in area was converted into the gender neutral restroom. The ADA compliant space provided a roll-in shower, lavatory, water closet, baby changing station and new light fixtures and finishes. The janitor’s equipment was re-located to the facility’s mechanical room.
The facility now includes an all inclusive entry that does not discriminate against visitors.
New Mexico State University
1520 Stewart St.
Las Cruces, NM 88003