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Ray Lavietes Basketball Pavilion

Ray Lavietes Basketball Pavilion

First constructed in 1926 as the Briggs Cage, the Ray Lavietes Basketball Pavilion is the second-oldest active basketball facility in the United States. A major goal of its renovation is to celebrate the intimacy and historic charm of the building and showcase the history of Harvard Basketball and Harvard Athletics.

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Completed: 2017 33,565 sf LEED Gold Designed
Photography by © Richard Mandelkorn Photography

The project revitalizes and improves the Pavilion to reflect the excitement, energy, and success of Harvard men’s and women’s basketball, including facility improvements to meet the current and future needs of the Harvard community, and provide modern amenities on par with Harvard’s sports competitors.

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.


  • 2018 CMAA National Project Achievement Award