HVAC Construction
Plan & Spec
The Objective
UCLA Pauley Pavilion is a Los Angeles landmark and home to one of the nation’s most storied college basketball programs. It was here that legendary Coach John Wooden guided his teams to 10 national championships in 11 seasons. Originally built in the 1960s, UCLA recognized the need to modernize the historic venue to complement its vibrant athletic program, while also improving spectator experience and safety. Rather than demolish and rebuild, the plan was to renovate and expand. The timeline was tight, and the city, the campus, and the sports world would be watching.
The Solution
The project scope called for renovating 180,000 existing square feet and adding another 57,000 square feet. Improvements would be made to building entrances, seating, life safety systems, restrooms, concessions and athletic amenities. A new interior concourse would encircle the entire arena. Xcel Mechanical was hired to complete the HVAC wet side and dry side elements of the project, which were part of a complete renovation of the building’s MEP infrastructure. The Xcel team also played a key role in the project’s overall trade coordination efforts.