Princeton University Jadwin Gym Improvements

Two years after our work on the incredible new Princeton Stadium and the Weaver Track Stadium, the University had another tough challenge for us.

Coach Thompson needed a new resilient basketball court to replace the original maple in venerable old Jadwin Gym. He also needed comfortable new portable, telescoping seating platforms to accommodate Tiger Alumni and to increase the spectator capacity. It sounded easy enough, but the adjacent track surface would have to be raised to match the elevation of the 3-1/2 inch gym floor profile, and the rolling loads of the platforms could destroy a soft track.

Working as consultant to Sussna Architects, we evaluated a number of alternatives, then prescribed a design for a custom subfloor beneath the track to improve runner comfort and performance. We also helped the University devise a transport strategy for the platforms and designed new long jump/triple jump pits for a unique elevated slab condition.


Feasibility Study
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

Replace Basketball Court
Replace Portable Telescoping Seats
Install Designed Track Subfloor
Install New Long Jump Pits
Install New Track Surface
Project Manager: Joel Leider
Architect of Record: Sussna Architects
Project Cost: $5 million
Owner Reference: George Olexa
Completion Date: 2002
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