Miami University’s Athletic Performance Center provides a space for football student-athletes to thrive. Located on a tight site, the center overlooks the north end zone of Yager Stadium, connecting to a recently completed indoor football field and blending seamlessly with the campus’ existing Georgian architecture.
The design celebrates the legacy of athletic and coaching talent at Miami University, communicating the program’s brand to both current athletes and recruits. Powerful graphics and visual touchpoints reinforce the university’s reputation as the “cradle of coaches”—a nod to football’s elite coaches who got their start at Miami University.
The building layout offers students immediate access to training resources and amenities, including hydrotherapy treatment, taping tables, a film room, player’s lounge and updated locker room. To maximize the building’s efficiency and reduce the floor plate, flexible meeting spaces adapt to serve a variety of needs.
The facility is also home to a state-of-the-art sports medicine program through a partnership with Mercy Health Center. The space provides treatment opportunities for all the university’s student-athletes and includes offices for Mercy Health and athletic department staff. It serves as a model for other universities seeking to address student-athlete training and wellness in one building.