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Marquette sets groundbreaking for Athletic and Human Performance Research Center

University changes facility name to emphasize broader research spectrum

By - Feb 8th, 2018 11:01 am
Athletic and Human Performance Research Center Rendering. Rendering courtesy of Marquette University.

Athletic and Human Performance Research Center Rendering. Rendering courtesy of Marquette University.

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University will officially break ground for its new Athletic and Human Performance Research Center at a ceremony Tuesday, March 6, at 11:30 a.m. The event will take place at the project site, located on the southwest corner of West Wells and 12th streets, across from the Al McGuire Center.

In moving the project forward, Marquette also adjusted the facility’s name — it was formerly known as the Athletic Performance Research Center.

“The cutting-edge research that will take place inside this new facility will target optimizing athletic performance as well as exploring the relationships between exercise, fitness and the overall health and well-being of people across the lifespan,” President Michael R. Lovell said. “Research collaborators from Marquette, Aurora Health Care and other partners will address a wide scope of human performance issues.”

Lovell added that while Marquette and its partners are still defining the facility’s exact mix of disciplines, researchers will likely explore areas such as rehabilitation and challenges encountered by athletes with special needs. The researchers will also work to develop new fitness technologies and advance the use of fitness data analytics as a tool for improved performance.

The $24 million, 46,000-square-foot AHPRC will be built in phases under a long-term master plan. The first phase will include:

  • Space for faculty researchers who work in a wide variety of academic fields.
  • Locker rooms and support space for the lacrosse programs and golf team. (Since their inception as NCAA programs six years ago, the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams and their 90-plus student athletes have not had locker rooms.)
  • Additional strength and conditioning spaces for the athletic department and a centralized core of laboratories for conducting human performance research.

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2 thoughts on “Marquette sets groundbreaking for Athletic and Human Performance Research Center”

  1. Dinky says:

    Absolutely hideous building. Look at the dead street wall and lack of activation on the Northeast corner. Leave it a vacant lot if its next iteration is to be visually nothing as well. It’s like a massing exercise.

  2. will says:

    I thought wwe learn our lesson on turning our backs to the street.

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