The $48 million modernization of Temple University’s Pearson and McGonigle Halls, at Broad Street and Montgomery Avenue, created an additional 140,000 square feet of space. The halls feature intramural and club sport courts, exercise space, a climbing wall, classrooms, faculty and coaching staff offices, upgraded dance studios, and a new atrium for retail opportunities on North Broad Street.
The highlight of the project is the basketball practice facility built atop the current structure. The nearly 26,000 square foot complex contains separate men’s and women’s practice courts, locker rooms, recruiting lounges, coach offices, film study area, sports medicine center, and a weight room.
BBA provided MEP and fire protection design services, energy modeling and building systems commissioning. The project, designed in Revit (BIM), is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council for LEED certification.