Liberty University Architecture and Design
Liberty University Academic & Performance Center Architecture and Design
Liberty University Academic & Performance Center Architecture and Design

The Liberty University Academic + Performance Center shelters three vital components for the Intercollegiate Athlete’s full development, an Academic Advising Center, Strength + Conditioning, and Sports Medicine & Training. These program components create dynamic atmospheres and synergies throughout a building that celebrates wellbeing for the body, mind, and spirit.

The unique site conditions and program spatial requirements demanded an organizational and sectional response implemented by an atrium that allows abundant daylight deep into the space and preventing what could have been an otherwise grim environment given the limited daylight access to the east, back of the building. The atrium, or light garden, is the spinal element that connects all the different program pieces together, positively affecting them with daylight and natural system flows, while allowing for spectacular views to the mountains.

Strength & Conditioning and Sports Medicine + Training occupy the first level where the main lobby is located. These two self contained spaces have mezzanine projections at level 2 where offices and the cardio room are located. The Academic component, which hosts classrooms, offices, meeting and tutoring rooms, occupies level 2 to the east of the building and all of level 3.

The Liberty University Academic + Performance Center shelters three vital components for the Intercollegiate Athlete’s full development, an Academic Advising Center, Strength + Conditioning, and Sports Medicine & Training. These program components create dynamic atmospheres and synergies throughout a building that celebrates wellbeing for the body, mind, and spirit.

The unique site conditions and program spatial requirements demanded an organizational and sectional response implemented by an atrium that allows abundant daylight deep into the space and preventing what could have been an otherwise grim environment given the limited daylight access to the east, back of the building. The atrium, or light garden, is the spinal element that connects all the different program pieces together, positively affecting them with daylight and natural system flows, while allowing for spectacular views to the mountains.

Strength & Conditioning and Sports Medicine + Training occupy the first level where the main lobby is located. These two self contained spaces have mezzanine projections at level 2 where offices and the cardio room are located. The Academic component, which hosts classrooms, offices, meeting and tutoring rooms, occupies level 2 to the east of the building and all of level 3.

Liberty University Architecture
Liberty University Architecture
Liberty University Architecture
Liberty University Architecture
Liberty University Architecture

Client: Liberty University

Location: Lynchburg, VA

Discipline: Track and Field

Completion: 2017

Size: 65,000 SF