honor of Claremont McKenna College’s trustee and alumnus George R. Roberts, the
144,000-squarefoot Roberts Pavilion showcases the college’s remarkable new
three-story fitness, athletics, and 2,200-seat events center. Completed in July
2016, the pavilion consists of a sunken lower level that contains a competition
arena for varsity sports, which doubles as an event center for various speaking,
musical, and dramatic events. A two-story fitness center, fitness studios, a
weight room, locker rooms, athletic offices, a practice court, and sports
medicine facilities surround the arena.
The Roberts Pavilion is a state-of-the-art sports
facility that will also play host to various campus
and community events.
three-story arena, accessed from the lobby, is easily the most impressive
feature of the Roberts Pavilion, and is home to the Athena women’s volleyball
and basketball teams and the Stag men’s basketball team. Team rooms with
lockers, white boards, and shower areas are located on the arena level so that
every varsity team can have an individual team room in-season. The latest in
video technology and sound systems has been integrated to optimize live
streaming during major events.
Pavilion combines a lot of spaces that students want in a facility like this—study
spaces, athletics, communal spaces, and of course, fitness and recreation
space, while providing a spectacular venue for hosting athletic events and
other campus events.”
— Michael Sutton, Director of Athletics and Physical
Education, Claremont McKenna College
feature wall in the main foyer greets visitors with words that describe
positive character traits in 10 languages.
Pavilion has received several awards, including an American Institute of
Architects Los Angeles Design award and an Engineering News-Record California
Best Projects Award of Merit in the Sports/Entertainment category.