Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Pearson-McGonigle complex, which is currently undergoing major renovations to add additional recreational space, classrooms, offices, basketball facilities and a front atrium providing retail opportunities and transparency to Broad Street.
The $48 million renovation of Temple University’s Pearson-McGonigle complex is well underway, with many of the property’s redeveloped spaces beginning to take shape.
The 1960s-era buildings are being upgraded to add additional recreational space, classrooms, offices, basketball facilities and a front atrium providing retail opportunities and transparency to Broad Street. The project includes a 140,000-square-foot addition containing an athletic viewing room, a weight room, a new men’s locker room, practice courts for men's and women’s basketball, space for academic advising and facilities for recreational sports.
Administrative suites for Campus Recreation, Kinesiology and Intercollegiate Athletics as well as coaches’ offices will also be housed in the complex. Division I men's basketball facilities will open in late November, and women's basketball facilities and the Kinesiology suite will be ready for occupancy by Dec. 23. The remainder of the renovated facilities will open in March.
The project is one of the major components of Temple 20/20, the university’s framework for development that is transforming Main Campus into a state-of-the-art 21st century learning and living environment.