University of Maryland, Jones-Hill House

Developing champions in sports and life

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Client
University of Maryland
Location
College Park, Maryland, United States
Size
340,000 square feet
Status
Completed 2017

Jones-Hill House, the bold home for University of Maryland (UM) football, is an unrivaled hub for athletic training and human performance. The project converted the historic Cole Field House basketball arena in the heart of campus into an indoor football facility adjacent to the campus stadium in College Park, MD. The facility is leading-edge for Division 1 and Big 10 Athletics and helps UM continue to recruit and train premier athletes that enrich the school’s longstanding history of sports excellence.

Core to the dynamic building’s mission is its Terrapin Performance Center, a dedicated space focused on helping UM athletes train, improve and compete. This space is anchored around a full-sized indoor football field and also offers two outdoor fields, an advanced strength, conditioning and hydrotherapy center, locker rooms, team meeting spaces, coaches' offices and a dining facility. 

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The building is intentionally designed to foster connections between people, departments and disciplines to forge an unrivaled student-athlete experience and elevate Maryland athletics.
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The University of Maryland brand is ever-present throughout the facility. From the moment athletes and guests visit, while they train and beyond. The football facility fills what was a famous basketball facility and the legacy echoes.
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The University of Maryland brand is ever-present throughout the facility. From the moment athletes and guests visit, while they train and beyond. The football facility fills what was a famous basketball facility and the legacy echoes.
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The University of Maryland brand is ever-present throughout the facility. From the moment athletes and guests visit, while they train and beyond. The football facility fills what was a famous basketball facility and the legacy echoes.

An elite collegiate athletics experience

Jones-Hill House offers UM football players a premier Division 1 athletic training experience and unites nutritionists, academic mentors and career advisers focused on student success and peak athletic performance. It is connected to the campus football stadium via a tunnel that visually celebrates UM’s remarkable sports heritage.

The design preserves Cole Field House’s beloved entrance along UM’s Campus Drive and presents a pedestrian-friendly façade facing Maryland Stadium. Located in the heart of the UM Campus, the renovated facility is a beacon for sports excellence, innovation and campus pride.

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Student-athlete resources are remarkable, spanning weight training space, hydrotherapy, coaching rooms, a theater area, player dining and more.
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Student-athlete resources are remarkable, spanning weight training space, hydrotherapy, coaching rooms, a theater area, player dining and more.
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Through dynamic glazing, the athletics action inside Jones-Hill House is seemingly always on display.

Testimonials

  • Jones-Hill House, with its dynamic resources and spaces, places University of Maryland at the forefront of college football when it comes to student-athlete experience.

    Sports Business Journal
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No moment to celebrate the University of Maryland brand is missed. An underground tunnel from Jones-Hill House brings football players to the stadium on game day through a terrapin-shaped exit. Elsewhere, environmental graphics celebrate the school's athletic excellence at every turn.
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No moment to celebrate the University of Maryland brand is missed. An underground tunnel from Jones-Hill House brings football players to the stadium on game day through a Terrapin-shaped exit. Elsewhere, environmental graphics celebrate the school's athletic excellence at every turn.
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The renovated facility offers a dynamic, leading-edge locker space for University of Maryland athletes.

Future possibilities

University of Maryland plans to continue to evolve the Jones-Hill House, moving forward into a multidisciplinary hub for sport, health, science, wellness and entrepreneurial education. Planned future enhancements include:

  • Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance, which brings together leading researchers from UM Baltimore and UM College Park together to lead advanced studies focused on concussion and traumatic brain injury, genomics, brain imaging and other fields related to injury prevention and rehabilitation.

  • An Orthopedic Clinical Treatment Center will serve as a resource for thousands of patients in the region each year, with more than 40,000 square feet of dedicated treatment space.

  • The Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a dynamic space connecting students with exciting experiential-learning opportunities to work across disciplines and launch innovative ideas, products and companies.
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From campus walkways, within the facility and looking out toward the campus, Jones-Hill House offers stunning views from every perspective.
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From campus walkways, within the facility and looking out toward the campus, Jones-Hill House offers stunning views from every perspective.
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