Renovation work is currently underway at Harvard’s Lavietes Basketball Pavilion. The project will revitalize and improve the Pavilion to reflect the excitement, energy, and success of Harvard men’s and women’s basketball. It includes facility improvements to meet the current and future needs of the Harvard community, and provides modern amenities on par with Harvard’s sports competitors.
First constructed in 1926, Lavietes Pavilion is the second-oldest active basketball facility in the United States; a major goal of the project is to celebrate the intimacy and historic charm of the building and showcase the history of Harvard Basketball and Harvard Athletics.
The project consists of a two-story addition on the south side of the building to house a new entrance lobby, ticketing, and concession area, as well as new team lounges and coaches’ offices. Interior renovations to the existing building include new home and visitor locker rooms, spectator seating, media spaces, restrooms, and meeting rooms. New climate control systems, all-LED lighting, modern audio visual amenities, wayfinding strategies, and landscape improvements are also included in the project scope.