United States Olympic Training Center Housing Feasibility Study
Colorado Springs, CO
The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center (OTC) contracted with HB&A to provide a comprehensive feasibility study. The current dorms at the OTC were built in the 1950s and 1990s and do not provide the needs of the campers and athletes who use them. The HB&A team evaluated the existing housing while considering guest safety, accessibility, recovery options, cost, and repairs; conducted multiple interviews with local staff, management, Paralympic athletes, and resident assistants; toured local Universities for the most applicable facilities for the OTC; and provided renovation and new housing options.
The final deliverable was an assessment document which met the requirements of the following objectives:
- Mitigate concerns of guest safety as it relates to visibility and population separation.
- Improve accessibility for all guests, particularly Paralympic athletes.
- Provide optimum recovery options.
- Reduce annual utility costs and increase emergency repairs.
- ROI analysis on current housing model.