University of San Francisco War Memorial Gymnasium Annex

University of San Francisco War Memorial Gymnasium Annex
The renovated and expanded War Memorial Gymnasium will add a basketball practice court, add new hospitality spaces and create opportunities for reconfiguration of existing support functions.

SportsPLAN Studio is serving as programming and planning consultant to HWI Architects for a series of athletic projects. One is a phased renovation and expansion of the historic War Memorial Gymnasium, built following successive NCAA championships won by Bill Russell and the USF Dons.

Our work began with a program reallocating existing space within the structure for athletic offices, locker rooms, strength center, sports medicine and other support functions. In the design phase, we have helped HWI with the design of a new club lounge and premium seating in the arena, a new spectator entrance and a USF Heritage Center. We studied a series of alternative conceptual designs for a new basketball training facility, including twelve different practice gymnasium configurations. The scheme which has captured the interest of benefactors and the university administration is currently being designed as an annex connected to War Memorial Gym so that some of its program features can serve all USF student athletes, and existing lower level space in War Memorial can be reassigned and refurbished.

SThis option includes locker rooms, team lounges and meeting rooms, a new Athletic Department office suite, new classroom and hospitality spaces and a practice gym with a full-size court and five additional shooting goals.


Feasibility Study
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

Arena Club Lounge and Premium Seating
Strength Training Center
Sports Medicine Center
Practice Gymnasium
Team Locker Rooms
Department Office Suite
Project Manager: Joel Leider
Architect of Record: HWI Architects
Project Cost: TBD
Owner Reference: Scott Sidwell, AD
Completion Date: Current
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