Claremont McKenna College Roberts Pavilion

Named in 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.​

The 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.

Roberts 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

PROJECT STATS

Cost: $55 million

A two-story feature wall in the main foyer greets visitors wit​​h words that describe positive character traits in 10 languages.

The Roberts 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. ​

 

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