A robust and transformative education requires a holistic approach to student wellbeing, advancing each Lawrentian’s intellectual, emotional, and physical potential. By combining athletics, recreation, and dining, the forthcoming Tsai Field House will meet this charge. A community resource unlike any other at an independent school, Tsai Field House will provide opportunities for competition, activity, socialization, and nourishment, extending the hallmarks of House and Harkness and inspiring the best in each Lawrentian.
With approximately 250,000 square feet of functional space, Tsai Field House will preserve and repurpose the best of Lawrenceville’s existing field house while adding new dining and athletic facilities that reflect the latest standards in sports and nutrition. Construction began in summer 2020.
A community resource unlike any other at an independent school, Tsai Field House will provide opportunities for competition, recreational activity, socialization, and nourishment, extending the sense of belonging that is already so much a part of House and Harkness.
Tsai Field House is proceeding on schedule and on budget under the leadership of Lawrenceville’s internal Project Management Group, guided by Chief Operating Officer Pete DeVine. In partnership with Sasaki, the premier interdisciplinary design firm that envisioned the Gruss Center for Art and Design (GCAD), and The Higley Company, an industry leader in construction, the 250,000-square-foot Tsai Field House is pursuing Silver LEED status.
Phase I is currently under construction, with an anticipated completion date of winter 2022. It will include a new pool, hockey rink, dining facility, community fitness center, and lobby.
Phase II is a renovation of the existing Field House, including our basketball and squash courts, indoor track, indoor practice facilities, wrestling room, and performance fitness center. This portion of the project is expected to open in fall 2023.