Able to house 557 athletes and coaches full-time, and host over 140,000 visitors each year, the United States Olympic Training Center is a revered jewel in the crown of Colorado Springs.
But aging facilities, developments in sports science, and the rise of the Paralympic movement required updates to the venerable institution.
In what began as a three-phased project, Bryan Construction installed a new exterior elevator at the Olympic Path, allowing visitors and athletes easier access from the training facilities to the dining and living quarters. We also built a second elevator giving Paralympics athletes easy access between floors on the multi-story living complex.
The second and third phases centered around cutting-edge strength and conditioning facilities. After demolishing an existing building and relocating the entire fiber optic, communications and utilities structures (during the London Games), we constructed a two-story, 35,000-square-foot addition, and completely renovated the existing Sports Sciences building, including an MRI suite, X-ray room, Physical Therapy treatment areas, hot and cold plunge pools, and support spaces.
Due largely to our success in the initial three phases, Bryan was engaged for a fourth phase – remodeling 15,700 square feet into a full teaching kitchen to train athletes about nutrition. Other spaces include medical exam rooms, physiology lab, sound-resistant group counseling rooms, group meeting room, open office areas, conference areas, technology offices/laboratory, environmental and physics training laboratory, break rooms, copy areas and other support areas.