Various compositions of Laminated Acid-Etched Glass with Reflective Interlayers (some operable), stainless steel columns, painted steel, aluminum, reinforced concrete
Upper Canopy 82’-8” L x 38’-6” W x 18 H
Lower 52’-8” L x 36’-4” W x 13’
The HBS Schwartz Pavilion is a contemporary structure located in the heart of the Harvard Business School campus. It is designed to be a focal point for student engagement and activity within the newly renovated campus commons.
The siting of the pavilion in the commons along the primary circulation routes of the commons paths and Kresge Way encourages participation for both informal and structured social exchanges and recreation. Strategically placed within Reed Hilderbrand’s landscape design, JCDA’s pavilion is configured with two overlapping canopies of different heights that link to the scale of the open lawn of the commons and the surrounding building context to define the two primary covered spaces of engagement. Light responsive materials of the canopy and vertical partitions provide privacy, delineate space, and display activity and occupancy.
Role with Architecture Operations DPC & REID Architecture PLLC: Planning, Concept Design, Presentations to Trustees, President, Student Groups & Buildings Department; Production of Design and Construction Documents; Filing for Permits, Construction Administration
Team: Reed Hilderbrand, Dot Dash, Schlaich Bergermann and Partner, Vanderweil Engineers, Nitsch Engineering
Awards: 2019 Sara National Design Merit Award, Harvard Business School Schwartz Pavilion, 2019
Sara Ny Design Honor Award, Harvard Business School Schwartz Pavilion, 2019
AIA New York State Design Honor Award, Harvard Business School Schwartz Pavilion, 2019
HBS Schwartz Pavilion
Pavilion's responsive surfaces interact and heighten the experience of the commons landscape
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