William Lanman Jr. Center, Yale University+ expand detail
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
40,000 square feet / 4,000 square meters
The Payne Whitney Gymnasium, designed in 1939 by John Russell Pope, was once the largest single structure dedicated to athletics in the United States. The William K. Lanman Jr. Center is an addition to the gymnasium as part of the first phase of a 10-year master plan by Yale University to update an important campus building. The project also included renovations to the original building.
The addition includes a running track and four courts for either basketball or volleyball in a recreational field house. Renovations included the restoration of the main building lobby, conversion of various spaces into a new fitness center, refurbishment of the John J. Lee amphitheater and its locker rooms, and the conversion of six squash courts to international format.