The Uytengsu Aquatics Center is a 2,500-seat outdoor aquatics venue that is located at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA. The facility has two pools, a long course pool, and a diving well with towers. The long course pool has multiple swim lanes with a diving springboard at the end of each lane. There were existing plaques that they had on each springboard that was made in dedication to a person or a group of people. These plaques go through a lot over the years so they were replacing both the plaques and the backer panels.
The facility is the home pool for the USC Trojans swimming and diving teams so they want to make sure that all of the details of the aquatics center is in good condition, especially dedication plaques. Many different businesses and facilities can benefit from plaques, whether you are commemorating donors or past employees or owners. The Uytengsu Aquatics Center was originally called the McDonald’s Olympic Swim Stadium when it was originally constructed for the 1984 Summer Olympics because financial assistance for the construction came from McDonald’s. The pool was closed in 2013 to be rebuilt and was reopened in 2014 as The Uytengsu Aquatics Center, named after Fred Uytengsu, a USC alumnus, who donated millions for the renovations.
This facility has a history of honoring those who have helped it become the aquatics center it is today, so it is only natural that their dedications plaques are maintained regularly. We were contracted to remove the existing plaques and backer panels, manufacture new backer panels, and install them with plaques that were provided to us. As you can see from the photos, the brand new plaques look great, and due to the durable material they were made with, they will continue to look great for years to come.