Dixie State University Human Performance Center Gains National Recognition

Dixie State University Human Performance Center Gains National Recognition

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Since its completion in November 2019, the Dixie State University Human Performance Center has garnered significant recognition within the architectural and design community.  Most notably, this fall the facility was named an Athletic Business Facility of Merit 2020.  Additionally, Engineering News Record Mountain States designated the project a finalist for Best Project of the Year in the Higher Education/Research category.  Our team, in collaboration with MHTN Architects, is humbled to be recognized with this honor.

In their commentary, the Athletic Business Facility of Merit 2020 judges spoke highly of the team’s design talent.

“This is a very well-designed facility, where the energy inside is transmitted outside to enliven the street frontage. The use of interior color shows a talent for drama, without being overwhelming.” — Tracy Carusi

“This skillfully executed functional solution incorporates a long-span gym over a long-span natatorium and an innovative look at sport and recreation components.” — Katie Barnes

The Human Performance Center reflects the multidimensional nature of student life at the university by fulfilling athletic, recreation, and academic programming needs in a comprehensive design.  Students enjoy utilizing the recreational components such as the fitness center, track, two-court gymnasium, multi-activity courts, climbing wall and rooftop recreation area.  Dixie State houses the only 50-meter pool in Southern Utah meeting NCAA Division II standards; the pool is used by student athletes and is open to the general public.  The Center serves as the new home for academic programs in Health and Human Performance such as exercise science, sports management and health administration. The building accommodates Dixie State’s joint physical and occupational therapy programs with the University of Utah.

Check out more media coverage of this impressive facility in the links below.