University of Texas El Paso Larry K. Durham Sports Center

University of Texas El Paso Larry K. Durham Sports Center
"We are very pleased with the functional performance of the building. The views overlooking the stadium make our football offices simply incredible."
"We have traveled around the country to tour other new facilities at Oklahoma, Fresno State, UNLV, Tulsa, SMU, Texas and New Mexico. Our facility will be as nice or nicer than any of the ones we’ve seen."
- Bob Stull,
Director of Athletics, University of Texas at El Paso

SportsPLAN Studio principals Pam Scott and Joel Leider provided for the University of Texas at El Paso the needs assessment, detailed programming and design guidance for a new training facility for the athletics programs. Working with Alvidrez Associates as part of a design-build team, we created the program, that includes a 10,000 square foot weight training room, a spacious football locker room, and sports medicine center with all the necessary storage to support the various programs. The facility entrance, adjacent to the stadium entrance, is highlighted by the Hall of Fame.

On the upper floors, administrative offices and a meeting center overlook the Sun Bowl and command views of the beautiful mountains surrounding the site. There is also a state-of-theart kinesiology laboratory, which supports the University’s academic program in Human Performance.


Feasibility Study
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

60,000 SF
Game Day Entertainment Lounge
10,000 SF Strength and Conditioning
Human Performance Laboratory
Sports Medicine
Football Offices
Position Meeting Rooms
Football Locker Room
Football Equipment Management
Project Architect: Joel Leider
Architect of Record: Alvidrez Associates
Project Cost: $11 million
Owner Reference: Bob Stull
Completion Date: 2002
University of Texas El Paso Larry K. Durham Sports CenterUniversity of Texas El Paso Larry K. Durham Sports Center