UTU Human Performance Center

St. George, UT


MHTN Architects
Utah Tech University


155,000 sq. ft.




Best Projects Award, Higher Education/Research
Engineering News Record Mountain States

Services Provided

Mechanical, Plumbing

The Utah Tech University Human Performance Center is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the study, training, and enhancement of human physical performance, health, and wellness. Spanning over 150,000 square feet, this multi-purpose center integrates cutting-edge equipment, technology, and resources to provide students, faculty, athletes, and community members with a comprehensive and immersive experience. The center aims to foster a culture of fitness, health, and well-being on campus and the surrounding community.

Key Features:

Athletic Facilities: The center will house a variety of athletic facilities, including an indoor track, basketball and volleyball courts, a swimming pool, and a fitness center, providing ample space for sports, training, and recreation.

Sports Medicine Clinic: A state-of-the-art sports medicine clinic will provide diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation services for student-athletes and community members.

Exercise Science Laboratories: The facility will include advanced exercise science laboratories for biomechanics, physiology, and motor control research, facilitating cutting-edge studies in human performance and health.

Academic Spaces: Classrooms and lecture halls will be available for courses and workshops related to physical education, sports management, and health sciences.

Community Spaces: A variety of multipurpose spaces will serve as venues for events, conferences, and community programs related to health, wellness, and physical activity.

Mechanical Systems:
The Human Performance Center incorporates advanced mechanical systems to ensure optimal performance, energy efficiency, and environmental quality. Key mechanical systems include:

HVAC System: The facility is equipped with a high-efficiency Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system to maintain optimal indoor air quality and thermal comfort. The system features demand-controlled ventilation, air filtration, and energy recovery technologies to minimize energy consumption and maintain a healthy indoor environment.

Indoor Air Quality Management: The center includes an advanced indoor air quality management system with air filtration, humidity control, and CO2 monitoring to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for occupants.

Building Automation System: A sophisticated building automation system (BAS) was implemented to enable real-time monitoring and control of various mechanical systems, such as HVAC, lighting, and security. This will help optimize energy use and overall building performance.

Plumbing and Water Conservation: The building features water-efficient plumbing fixtures and systems, such as low-flow faucets and dual-flush toilets, to minimize water consumption and contribute to environmental sustainability.

Fire Protection System: The Human Performance Center is outfitted with a comprehensive fire protection system, including sprinklers, fire alarms, and emergency lighting, to ensure the safety of its occupants.

The Utah Tech University Human Performance Center represents a significant investment in the health and well-being of the campus community and beyond, offering a world-class facility for research, education, and athletic performance.

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