TD Garden Upgrades
TD Garden was built in 1995 to replace the aging Boston Garden. Jones Architecture has been supporting the owner with several facilities upgrades to improve back-of house operations and enhance the overall customer experience and safety. Priority projects include:
- Glass Rail Replacement (approx. 2,000 LF): This project consisted of an arena-wide replacement of steel and glass guard rails from the original construction in 1995. In an effort to improve sight lines and simplify maintenance, frameless glass guards were installed into existing precast panels with an aluminum shoe assembly, making for quick replacement of broken panels.
- Alumni Room (1,000 GSF): The Alumni Room is an area on the Press Level of the TD Garden, which is primarily used by the Boston Bruins during games. This project was a general refresh of the finishes, furniture, and lighting to bring the space up-to-date with other suites on the lower levels of the arena.
- Employee Entrance/Loading Dock Renovation (10,000 GSF): This renovation to the TD Garden employee and media entrance sought to untangle the convoluted circulation paths that both employees, media members, and special guests to the arena share. The entrance serves multiple groups, all of which require screening and clearance to access the back-of-house spaces that the general audience does not see. This area of the building is also the heart of its receiving and load-in space, making its unencumbered operation vital to the success of everyday events.
- HR Suite (1,200 GSF): This project reconfigures existing office space to maximize occupancy for the TDG Human Resources Staff; the update includes a general refresh of the finishes, furniture, and lighting.
Completed October 2017:
Glass Rail Replacement and Alumni Room
Completed November 2017:
Employee Entrance/Loading Dock Renovation
Completed December 2017: HR Suite
Size: varies (1,000 GSF – 10,000 GSF)
“Jones Architecture has become a trusted partner at TD Garden. They are detailed, thoughtful, and timely in their responses. Jones Architecture did an amazing job of meeting with key stakeholders inside and outside of TD Garden to understand our unique and constantly evolving needs. This proactive approach and willingness to learn ‘our business’ enabled them to execute a significant renovation under substantial logistical and schedule challenges. We look forward to working with their team again in the near future.”
— Andrew MacFadyen, Director of Operations, TD Garden