Facilities of Merit 2013: Pauley Pavilion Renovation and Expansion - University of California, Los Angeles

Pauley Pavilion Renovation and Expansion - University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Calif.
Year in Showcase: 2013

Project Description

Home to UCLA basketball since 1965, Pauley Pavilion has become an epicenter for world-class athletes, legendary personalities and record-breaking wins. Its iconic truss-style architecture has further boosted the arena’s reputation, making Pauley Pavilion one of the most recognized arenas in the world.

In 2008, a renovation and addition to Pauley Pavilion was intended to preserve the achievements of Pauley’s past while ensuring an updated infrastructure and expanded amenities to attract a new generation of student-athletes and sports fans.

The design includes an exterior glass concourse with natural light and room for restrooms, concessions and merchandise sales; a revamped seating bowl with tilt-up seats, room for 1,000 additional fans and better views of the court; a Pavilion Club that accommodates up to 300 guests with food and bar service; and new men’s and women’s locker rooms, court flooring, scoreboards and media spaces.

Because of Pauley’s location on a tight urban site, there was limited room to expand horizontally and no ability to go upward. Architects designed a new two-level facility under Bruin Walk that provides the necessary square footage for locker rooms, team spaces and the Pavilion Club.

For the first time in Pauley history, there is also a direct connection between locker rooms and the court.


Judge's Comments

Beautifully detailed exterior. Enhanced interiors provide a great game-day experience.
— Greg Garlock

A masterful makeover of a revered building. The iconic nature of Pauley Pavilion has been dramatically enhanced.
— Mark Hentze

Pauley Pavilion's interior lighting, graphics and wayfinding package transformed this arena into a modern, energetic and youthful space.
— Lindsey Peckinpaugh

Project Details

ARCHITECT OF RECORD: NBBJ; Los Angeles, Calif.
Seating Capacity: 13,002
Construction Cost: $136 million
Occupancy: November 2012

Arena Seating: American Seating Co.

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding

Bleachers/Grandstands: American Seating Co.

Bleachers/Grandstands: StageRight Corp.

Floor Covers: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Lighting: Horton Lee Brogden Lighting Design

Lighting: Musco Lighting

Scoreboards: Daktronics Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bradley Corp.

Signage: Sussman/Prejza & Company, Inc.

Speciality/Custom Ceilings and Walls: Ceilings Plus

Sports Surfaces: Robbins Sports Surfaces


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