Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence


This initiative is to construct a new Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence to serve as a hub for the 350+ student-athletes participating in 17 NCAA Division I sport programs at UTSA. The task force will work with an architecture firm to develop a comprehensive multi-purpose sports performance center with a focus on providing resources that address student-athlete academic success, safety, performance and wellness.

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Populous is a global architecture and design firm that designs the places where people love to be together, like Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Over the last 35 years, the firm has designed more than 2,500 projects worth $40 billion across emerging and established markets. Populous’ comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, branded environments, wayfinding and graphics, planning and urban design, landscape architecture, aviation and transport design, hotels and hospitality, and sustainable design consulting. 

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Marmon Mok has been a leading Texas architectural practice in San Antonio for 65 years with a strong reputation for stability, integrity, client service, and successful delivery. Marmon Mok’s history is punctuated by a legacy of landmark projects, including: the Tobin Center, One Frost, the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center expansion, South Texas Medical Center Master Plan, Terminal 1 of the San Antonio International Airport, the Alamodome, Cancer Therapy and Research Center, Security Service Federal Credit Union Corporate Headquarters, and the Texas A&M San Antonio Campus Master Plan, among many others.

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Phase I
  • Selection of architecture firm
    Establish goals, program and schedule
    August 2018

  • Programming data collection
    Stakeholder interviews
    Site analysis
    Develop strategies for fundraising efforts

    August – October 2018

  • Conceptual design and cost estimates
    November – December 2018

  • Renderings and final report by architecture firm
    Finalize fundraising plan

    December 2018
Phase II
  • Begin fundraising efforts
  • Gain approval from UT System
  • Finalize design and select contractor
Phase III
  • Construction of Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence