Photo Credit:
John Earl (Exterior), Dave Desroches (Arena Interiors), Jon Miller/Heidrich Blessing (Recreation Center Interiors)

  Boston University

Agganis Arena and Fitness Recreation Center
Boston, MA

The Agganis Arena and Fitness Recreation Center is the crown jewel of Boston University's John Hancock Student Village. This state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports and entertainment facility brings a hub of activity to the 10-acre John Hancock Student Village, thereby realizing Boston University's long-term vision of making the complex the heart of student life and athletics. The construction of these facilities -- which feature a 7,200-seat arena, 350,000-square-foot recreation center, and a 630-car garage -- required over 6,200 tons of steel and the coordination of multiple cranes to support a massive in-place assembly of large trusses which span the arena bowl. The complexity of the facilities being built was compounded by the project's challenging site which is located at the front door of the university's Charles River Campus bordering Boston's busy Commonwealth Avenue. Walsh Brothers' intricate site logistics and phasing plans were vital to maintaining student and public safety throughout construction.

"Walsh Brothers has consistently exceeded our expectations with the high caliber of their work on all project types from laboratories and classrooms to residence halls to student athletic and recreational facilities."
Joseph Mercurio
Executive Vice President
Boston University
2005 Associated General Contractors Build New England Performance Award
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, Steel Construction Design Award
Cannon Design