• Harvard Business School Commons Pavilion
    © Reid Freeman, REID architecture PLLC
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Harvard Business School Schwartz Pavilion

Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 2018

This new pavilion for the Harvard Business School Commons serves as a welcoming space for students, faculty, and guests. Designed with flexibility in mind, the pavilion is composed of two overlapping canopies and operable sliding and folding glass doors that can be adjusted to accommodate events of different sizes and seasons. The pavilion also allows for a permeable relationship between indoors and out with open and semi-enclosed spaces.
The structure is comprised of architecturally-exposed structural steel, while curved glass panels provide an elegant roof structure for the canopies. With its slender glass and steel structure and overlapping canopies, the pavilion has become an exciting focal point within the newly renovated HBS campus commons, and an elegant addition to Harvard's rich architectural palette.


  • Location

    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  • Architect

    Architecture Operations DPC/Reid Architecture/James Carpenter Design Associates; Reed Hilderbrand (landscape)

  • Awards

    2019 Society of American Registered Architects New York (SARA NY): Design Award of Honor / 2019 Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) National Design Award: Design Award of Merit / 2019 AIA New York State: Honor Award

  • Client

    Harvard Business School

  • Contractor

    Consigli, Gartner/Permasteelisa

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, schematic design, design development, construction design, construction administration, design assistance, additional services

  • Gross floor area 3,150 sf (293 m²)
  • Height approx. 12 ft (3.7 m)
  • Canopy area 5,000 sf (465 m²)
  • Typical glass panels 3 ft 9 in x 11 ft 9 in (1.1 m x 3.6 m)
  • Harvard Business School Commons Pavilion © Reid Freeman
  • Harvard Business School Commons Pavilion © Reid Freeman
  • Harvard Business School Commons Pavilion © Reid Freeman
  • Harvard Business School Commons Pavilion © Reid Freeman

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