flexiblefullpage -
billboard - default
interstitial1 - interstitial
Currently Reading

The second-oldest basketball arena in NCAA Division I receives $15.5 million update

billboard - default
interstitial1 - interstitial
Sports and Recreational Facilities

The second-oldest basketball arena in NCAA Division I receives $15.5 million update

Bruner/Cott & Associates led the revitalization project.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | March 27, 2018

Photo: Richard Mandelkorn

Harvard University’s Ray Lavietes Pavilion, the second-oldest basketball arena in NCAA Division I, has received a $15.5 million, 35,556-sf restoration, renovation, and new construction initiative.

21st century amenities were woven into the existing building fabric in an effort to celebrate the intimacy and historic charm of the venue. Included in the update is a new entrance arcade and program space below the bleachers. The space below the bleachers was created by making the top portion of the bleachers fixed and the lower part retractable. This allowed for toilet rooms, storage rooms, concessions, training rooms, and mechanical rooms to be added while still providing all the space needed for two practice courts without reducing seating capacity.

 

Ray Lavietes Pavilion exteriorPhoto: Richard Mandelkorn.

 

A two-story addition on the south side of the original building houses a new entrance lobby, ticket windows, merchandise shops, concession areas, team lounges, and coaches’ offices. Home and visitor locker rooms were updated with durable and natural materials.

New climate control systems, all-LED lighting, modern A/V amenities, wayfinding strategies, and landscape improvements were also included in the renovations.

The building was originally constructed in 1926. The renovations were completed in time for the 2017/2018 season.

 

Ray Lavietes Pavilion exteriorPhoto: Richard Mandelkorn.

Related Stories

Sports and Recreational Facilities | Dec 15, 2021

Trends in sports stadium construction, with Turner Construction's Dewey Newton

Turner Construction's Dewey Newton discusses trends in sports stadium renovation and construction with BD+C's John Caulfield. Newton is a Senior Vice President who heads up Turner Construction’s Sports Group.

Giants 400 | Oct 22, 2021

2021 Sports Facilities Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. sports and recreation facility sector

AECOM, Populous, Kimley-Horn, and HOK top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest sports and recreation facility sector architecture, engineering, and construction firms, as reported in the 2021 Giants 400 Report.

Arena | Sep 20, 2021

LA Clippers unveil $1.8 billion Intuit Dome

AECOM is the lead designer for the project.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | Sep 15, 2021

Aston Martin breaks ground on new F1 headquarters

The project is located in Northamptonshire.

Giants 400 | Aug 30, 2021

2021 Giants 400 Report: Ranking the largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S.

The 2021 Giants 400 Report includes more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and specialty categories.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | Aug 25, 2021

The rise of entertainment districts and the inside-out stadium

Fiserv Forum, home to the 2021 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks, proved that the design of the space outside a stadium is just as important as inside.

Resiliency | Aug 19, 2021

White paper outlines cost-effective flood protection approaches for building owners

A new white paper from Walter P Moore offers an in-depth review of the flood protection process and proven approaches.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | Aug 18, 2021

Populous’ design takes center stage for MLB’s Field of Dreams game

The movie-inspired ballpark is located in Dyersville, Iowa.

boombox2 -
native1 -

More In Category




halfpage1 -

Most Popular Content

  1. 2021 Giants 400 Report
  2. Top 150 Architecture Firms for 2019
  3. 13 projects that represent the future of affordable housing
  4. Sagrada Familia completion date pushed back due to coronavirus
  5. Top 160 Architecture Firms 2021

 


Magazine Subscription
Subscribe

Get our Newsletters

Each day, our editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Subscribe

Follow BD+C: