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UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine & Performance Center

Colorado Springs, Colorado

"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


Connecting through experience of place.

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.


Ever curious. Ever learning. Ever improving.

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:

  1. The Center for Tactical and Occupational Performance
  2. The Center for Athletes and Active Individuals with Physical Disabilities
  3. The Center for Health and Performance in Extreme Environments


Purposeful, engaging solutions.

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.

Project Details

  • Square footage: 104,000 sf
  • Cost: $52M (estimated)

Design Details

  • State-of-the-art program for professional and high-level amateur athletes, active individuals with physical disabilities, elite miilitary, and first responders
  • Designed to LEED Gold standards
  • Indoor/outdoor performance areas
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Academic and research areas