University of California, Berkeley – Haas Pavilion

The Haas Pavilion project at UC Berkeley consisted of:

  • On the same site where the beloved Harmon Gymnasium once stood, the University of California, Berkeley’s new Walter A. Haas, Jr. Pavilion is a stunning new campus building and state-of-the-art sports facility that retains the old gym’s famous intimacy and spirit.
  • From the outside, the new pavilion has a contemporary look that incorporates the 1930s Art Deco style of Harmon Gym. The old and fragile decorative facade and window detailing were kept intact and recessed into larger, stronger new walls.

Project Highlights:

  • The renovation required 2,000 tons of steel, 10,000 cubic yards of concrete and more than one million sq. ft. of dry wall.
  • The new court features a six-inch-thick flooring system, one of only two in the country.
  • The new basketball arena, the centerpiece to the new facility, has more than 12,000 seats, about twice as many as its predecessor.
  • Nearly 2,000 new club seats with chair backs have been installed, with 11,877 seats total.
  • New restrooms and concession areas have been installed, as well as upgrades to pre-existing restrooms and concession areas.
  • New sports medicine and weight training facilities have been added to the new pavilion.

Owner and Contact Information:

University of California, Berkeley

Project/ Construction Management Team:

UC Berkeley Office of Planning, Design and Construction

Beezley Project Representative/Role:

Jonathan Levy, Project Executive


Ellerbe Becket

General Contractor:

AMEC Construction Management/Morse Diesel

Dollar Value:

$57.5 Million

Construction Dates:

1997 – 1999