Schwartz Common & Pavilion


The Schwartz Common and Pavilion were dedicated in 2019 in recognition of a gift from The Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation. Representing an outdoor hub of community life at HBS, the Schwartz Common and Pavilion are places for events, exchange and socialization, recreation, and reflection. The Schwartz Common and Pavilion comprise the landscaped quadrangle framed by Aldrich Hall, Cumnock Hall, Klarman Hall, and the Spangler Center. The central open area of the Common provides a vibrant locus for campus activity, from casual interactions to ceremonial events that bring together faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The Pavilion supports seasonal and programmatic flexibility with a contemporary design that resonates with the legacy campus.The HBS Schwartz Pavilion is a contemporary structure located in the heart of the HBS campus. It is designed to be a focal point for student engagement and activity within the newly renovated campus commons. The siting of the pavilion in the commons along the primary circulation routes of the commons arc paths and Kresge Way encourages participation for both informal and structured social exchanges and recreation. The pavilion is configured with two overlapping canopies of different heights that link to the scale of the open lawn of the commons and the building context to define the two primary covered spaces of engagement. Light responsive materials of the canopy and vertical partitions provide privacy, delineate space, and abstract and display activity and occupation.

Opened, 2019