Pound Hall

Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upon the completion of the Northwest Corner Law School project at Wasserstein Hall, the Caspersen Student Center, and the Clinical Wing, the nearby Pound Hall was also partially renovated. Modifications to the building’s interior and exterior transformed the formerly passive, residual space into a vibrant and active gathering space that also functions as the Law School campus’s major pedestrian “cross-roads”. Due to our experience in completing the HVAC and plumbing installations for the Northwest Corner Project, TG Gallagher was retained by the Harvard University Law School to provide the HVAC renovations to Pound Hall. In order to accommodate the programming goals of the pedestrian pathways, the east wing of Pound Hall was partially demolished, eliminating classroom and meeting spaces. To help form a connection to the surrounding facilities, the building’s façade was altered to complement the modernist architecture, and the building’s entrance was reoriented. Meanwhile, the HVAC systems were upgraded and modernized to complete the transformation.

Architect: Finegold + Alexander Associates
Engineer: BLW Engineers
General Contractor: Dimeo