Client

  • Villanova University

Architect

  • EwingCole; Schiller and Hersh Associates, Inc.

Location

  • Villanova, PA

The Pavilion at Villanova is a unique 6,500-seat, 94,000 SF multi-purpose venue that serves as the basketball arena for the Men’s and Women’s basketball programs including NCAA Championship events. The Pavilion, constructed in 1986, also hosts a variety of events and functions such as Convocation, intramurals, practices, concerts and the celebration of mass.

Villanova’s primary goals are to enhance the fan experience with improved amenities and targeted areas of the building’s infrastructure, which will allow it to compete with similar multi-purpose facilities. The renovations include new seating, sports/theatrical lighting, audio/visual elements, retail/concessions, restrooms, graphics, additional club spaces, improved locker room facilities and an improved building entry. Repairs to the building’s infrastructure include roof repairs, new sports flooring, and exterior repairs such as sidewalks, brick and EIFS facades.

The scope includes a new substation that involves the removal of (2) existing 1000 KVA 13.2KV transformers and switchboards that service the Pavilion, Davis Building, and Natatorium, and replacing them with (2) 1500 KVA transformers off of the University 13.2KV loop. This portion of the project is phased in order to provide power to the Davis Building and Natatorium, and temporary power for the renovation of the Pavilion.