Sitting on 10 acres previously developed as a hillside student parking lot, the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence (RACE) serves a critical role promoting the academic success, health, wellness, and performance of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) student athletes; and further provides national recognition to UTSA as it prepares to move to the American Athletic Conference. The 95,000-SF building includes staff and coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, student athlete academic spaces, locker rooms, a sports medicine center, a nutrition center, strength and conditioning facilities, and football practice fields.
Pape-Dawson Engineers performed surveying, environmental, and civil engineering site improvement design for drainage, water and sanitary sewer service connections, emergency access paths and fire code compliance, and connections of pedestrian walkways from the facility to the surrounding pedestrian paths. As the RACE facility is in the center of the UTSA main campus, Pape-Dawson successfully navigated environmental and contextual issues within an active college campus and executed the project plan efficiently and effectively to deliver the project in a manner that allows UTSA to meet its developmental and growth goals.
This project received the silver medal for the 2023 American Council of Engineering Companies Texas Engineering Excellence: Special Projects category.
Highlighted Sports and Entertainment Projects
Home of the San Antonio Spurs, our engineers know the AT&T Center holds a special place in the hearts of our sports fans. We performed an integral role in coordinating all construction activities to beat the clock on this redevelopment project.
Considering river management and visitor safety, Pape-Dawson completed a feasibility study of the 6-acre site now home to the DoSeum children’s museum, north of Downtown San Antonio.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Pape-Dawson worked with the design-build contractor team to develop the civil site design for the Convention Center expansion.
NOAH’s Event Center
Pape-Dawson partnered with an out-of-state architecture firm to provide project management, civil plan preparation, and permit coordination for NOAH’S event venue in Sugar Land.
North East ISD Heroes Stadium
We provided civil design for this 11,000-seat athletic facility located in an abandoned quarry in San Antonio.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Pape-Dawson provided the civil design for the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, a versatile, world-class performing arts facility for San Antonio and the surrounding area.