Georgia State University Aquatics-to-Basketball Complex Adaptive Re-use Conversion

Adaptive reuse of an aquatics facility that had not been used in 20 years. Leapley led the transformation from aquatics facility to basketball complex by filling in the existing pool under the court with lightweight concrete, polystyrene blocks, a vapor barrier, and additional concrete to level the subsurface to the new basketball court. Leapley then built the wood flooring system on top of the former pool space to meet NCAA college level requirements. The transformation was completed with the installation of six baskets – four of which can be raised, two scoreboards, and anchors for volleyball net stanchions. 

Project Details:


Atlanta, GA


11,000 SF


Georgia State University

Design Team:

Rosser International

LEED Certification:

First Place, Build Georgia Awards, AGC of Georgia



Alan discovered his passion for construction as a student at Auburn University – through civil engineering coursework and field experience with the cooperative education program. In the 17 years that followed, he managed many healthcare construction projects for a national general contractor before joining Leapley Construction in 2011 to manage operations of the growing business. Alan is a hands-on leader, a focused and decisive builder, and an advocate for sustainability. Since 2012, he has served on the board of directors for the Lifecycle Building Center to promote the reuse of construction materials and reduce construction waste in landfills. Under his leadership, Leapley safely delivers award-winning projects on-time and within budget in three focused commercial interior markets.


CEO & Founder

Recognized as a Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, an Outstanding Woman in Construction by Construction Business Owner Magazine and one of Atlanta’s “Top 500” leaders by Atlanta Magazine, Meredith Leapley leads with integrity and compassion. Raised in Maryland, Meredith moved to Atlanta in 1999 and founded Leapley Construction to prioritize people throughout construction. Since then, through her involvement with CREW Atlanta, WBENC, CoreNet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, GSU WomenLead, Atlanta Women’s Foundation and Crafting Futures Together, she has maintained that focus and nurtured the business to deliver meaningful impacts to the community while earning annual revenues in excess of $205 Million.