Central Washington University Nicholson Pavilion


Central Washington University’s Nicholson Pavilion is a unique, cable suspension arena originally constructed in 1959. While the facility is an icon on the campus, out-of-date locker rooms, lack of office space, along with overall deterioration mandated an upgrade. The renovation was a multi-phased project, first addressing Title IX requirements with later phases focusing on modernizing the basketball arena and lobby, as well as the men’s locker rooms, weight rooms and training rooms. 

PCS recently partnered on a $60M modernization and expansion to this iconic facility which opened in Fall 2023, allowing it to better serve the high-demand Department of Sports and Movement Studies degree program.
Architectural Renderings: Studio Meng Strazzara
Photo credit: Janette Ryan