The Corps Physical Training Facility at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is a 205,000 SF indoor training facility for cadets. This building provides VMI with a much-needed indoor, all-weather facility for their military-based training programs, as well as a practice facility for the track and field team. The 90,000 SF training area includes a hydraulically banked, six-lane, 200-meter NCAA track with two sets of eight 60-meter sprint straights and two long/triple jump and vault runways. There is also an elevated, 350-meter track above the main floor for warm-up and cool-down, a rock-climbing wall, high ropes course and obstacle courses throughout the facility.
METER NCAA HYDRAULICALLY BANKED TRACK
foot-high ropes course
The facility also includes full locker rooms, classrooms, a cold plunge pool, coaches/administrative offices, a 126-space underground parking enclosure, seating for 1,800 spectators and storage rooms. Over 15,000 CY of concrete, 1,000 tons of rebar and 8.5 miles of mechanical piping were used to build the facility. This project achieved LEED® Gold certification and includes a green roof, underground cisterns to collect rainwater, a passive downdraft system, a high-performance envelope, and skylight and clerestory daylighting.