Miami University Student Athlete Development Center

Miami University Student Athlete Development Center
A steep hillside was a very challenging site for a large weight room, but the view and the walk through the wood to Yager Stadium are beautiful now that the project is complete.
"This weight room has been great for us. It has been an advantage for every one of our athletes."
- Dan Dalrymple,
Head Strength Coach, Miami University

One of the three Miami projects completed by Joel Leider and Pam Scott, this athletic training facility and academic support center is designed to reflect the Georgian architectural style of the beautiful Miami University campus. A flexible design allows Student Development Center spaces to be used for game-day receptions for guests of the University, and the rotunda/lobby showcases Miami University’s rich athletic tradition. Miami University counts the Student Development Center as a significant asset to its athletic recruiting efforts and expects its aesthetic character to have great positive impact on those who approach, enter, and use the building.

Key Program features of the Student Development Center include a Strength and Conditioning Area, Informal Study Lounge, Computer Lab, Large Study Room and a Multi-Purpose Meeting Room.


Feasibility Study
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

23,000 SF
10,000 SF Strength and Conditioning
Study Hall and Academic Support Center
Game Day Entertainment Lounge
All-America Lobby and Rotunda
Project Manager: Pam Scott
Architect of Record: Beckwith Chapman
Project Cost: $4 million
Owner Reference: Dan Dalrymple
Completion Date: 2000
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