The renovation of the Dedman Center included the total rehabilitation of the existing building, approximately 85,000 square feet, along with an addition of approximately 70,000 square feet. This building is designed to reflect the Collegiate Georgian character, which is both important and dominant on the SMU campus. It provides respectful and dynamic facades, while dressing up the limited visual character of the existing Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports. The development of the Exterior Aquatics Plaza has become a strong focal point for the overall development. Accessible from several areas within the building, the Plaza provides unique and wonderful opportunities for groups and social recreation.