"I truly believe the center will be a one-of-a-kind facility in the nation, if not the world.”
Venkat Reddy, Chancellor, The University of Colorado Colorado Springs
RTA teamed with design-build partners HOK and JE Dunn to develop a program plan and design for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center. The facility will integrate medical, research, performance, instruction and patient education into a 104,000 sf state-of-the-art center fulfilling one of the four Colorado Springs City for Champions projects.
The program document and design were developed in close collaboration with project stakeholders which include UCCS education departments, Penrose-St. Francis and Centura Health staff, and UCCS research and performance faculty to facilitate collaborative interaction among staff, students, researchers, physicians and professors.
The Hybl Center will be home to three centers of distinction serving unique populations with extraordinary needs:
The Hybl Center will provide a unique multidisciplinary academic environment, with education and research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students that combines academic instruction and clinical practice. Penrose-St. Francis will operate clinics for a variety of medical practices, providing whole-person care.
Almost half of the building square footage will be set aside for medical care and sports performance training overseen by Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. The rest will be used for classrooms, lecture halls and other academic programs.The new facility will serve up to 1,400 students per day and includes office space for 45 faculty. Performance space will be developed with operable exterior wall panels to connect indoor and outdoor performance areas on the site. The facility will be designed to meet USGBC LEED Gold standards.
The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2020.