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

  • August – October 2018
    Programming data collection
    Stakeholder interviews
    Site analysis
    Develop strategies for fundraising efforts

  • November – December 2018
    Conceptual design and cost estimates

  • December 2018
    Renderings and final report by architecture firm
    Finalize fundraising plan
Phase II
  • January 2019 - To be announced in 2020
    Begin fundraising efforts
    Gain approval from UT System
    Finalize design and select contractor
Phase III
  • To be announced in 2020
    Begin Construction of Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence

  • To be announced in 2021
    Completion of Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence