Renovate/Expand HPER Building
Project Square Footage: 16,931 sf
Montana Tech’s current cardio and weightlifting facilities are inadequate for the growing population of students and staff. To remedy this situation, ThinkOne has designed a 13,000 sf addition to the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) building, as well as renovated locker rooms for staff, faculty, students and athletes. The large, open, and brightly-lit cardio floor will provide sweeping views of the city and the Highland Mountains, tripling the amount of workout space, while the new weight room will nearly double the existing weight room space.
In addition, the athletics locker rooms have been completely redesigned and rebuilt for the growing Digger athletics teams. The upgraded facility will include dedicated locker rooms for visiting teams, allowing the weight and cardio rooms to remain operational during large events. Finally, the old exercise areas will be turned into multi-purpose rooms for fundraisers and special events.
The new addition’s brick façade compliments the existing building design, while sunshades, natural lighting and updated mechanical systems will minimize operating costs and promote energy efficiency. The new HPER component will anchor further campus development to the west, and serve as a catalyst for Montana Tech expansion in the future.