O'Loughlin Family Champions Center Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri
Construction Cost: Withheld
Area / Square Feet: 23,921
Occupancy Date: October 2023

The O’Loughlin Family Champions Center at St. Louis University prioritizes the academic success and wellbeing of student-athletes and is designed first and foremost for student-athletes. The facility serves all 400 NCAA D-I athletes and is conveniently located near the university’s athletic facilities. The two-story lobby is designed to be transparent and inviting to fans, recruits, donors and visitors. It proudly displays the university’s Billiken mascot and “SLU Blue” color scheme, reinforcing the school’s athletic heritage. 

Terrazzo floors, wood-look acoustic ceilings, and integrated LED lighting create a visually appealing environment throughout the center. Athletes have direct access to the adjacent Chaifetz Arena and athletic fields for practices and game day events. On the main level, the Performance Nutrition Center offers large group dining for athletes and also serves as a community event space. The adjacent Team Dining Suite allows teams to eat together, bond and review game films. The Fueling Station provides healthy grab-and-go nutrition options. 

The Student Success Suite provides athletes with spiritual development, sports psychology, academic tutoring, career counseling and student-athlete development opportunities. The space is designed with flexible furniture, ample natural light and accessible technology to facilitate collaboration. 

As it overlooks the lobby, the Billiken Victory Room serves as the primary recruiting space for the athletic department. It offers privacy for potential athletes, coaches and families to meet and review film. The Victory Room also provides easy access to the basketball coaches’ offices and offers views of nearby soccer and baseball fields.

Architect of Record

Hastings+Chivetta Architects

St. Louis, Mo

Associated Architect


Denver, Colo.