Located next to the Spangler Center, the 81,100 SF convening hall has two above-grade levels and one below-grade level. The building includes a mezzanine balcony level in the hall, and a catwalk area above the occupied floors. The below-grade level includes a tunnel connection to Spangler Center. The primary program element will be a 1,000-seat auditorium for large campus events, speakers, conferences and cultural shows. In addition, the building includes a lobby within a glass Winter Garden on the north side facing the central HBS campus, overflow lobby spaces to the west and south of the hall, basement shell and support spaces (including mechanical spaces, dressing rooms, a Green Room, storage and a small office for building staff) and technical support spaces.
BR+A provided commissioning services on all of the mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire protection and integrated systems verification.