As part of the first implementation phase of Temple University’s ambitious 20/20 Master Plan, a $52 million face-lift and expansion was undertaken at Pearson and McGonigle Halls—one of the university’s primary recreational and physical education facilities. This signature project redefined Temple’s presence on Broad Street by uniting two existing, adjacent concrete structures behind a new glass facade, and placing a 140,000 SF, LEED-certified addition above them. The new building provides retail space on Broad Street, a practice venue for the University’s basketball teams and enhanced student recreation facilities.

To manage this complex undertaking, the University engaged CVMNEXT in a joint venture with H2L2 Architects. In this capacity, CVMNEXT provided overall project management and design control throughout the duration of the project. This innovative project- delivery model allowed CVMNEXT to engage directly in the management of sustainability issues and to provide ongoing cost modeling and schedule monitoring while maintaining design integrity.

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Architect: H2L2/NELSON
photography by Sam Fentress