Gentile Arena Retrofit Loyola University

WSP USA designed a new 5,000+ seat bowl structure and arcade for Loyola University Chicago’s Joseph J. Gentile Arena for basketball. This retrofit was performed in conjunction with the 75,000-square-foot addition for the Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics.



  • Chicago, Illinois, USA


  • Loyola University

Project Status

  • Complete

Increased Coordination

Revit® software was used for both projects to facilitate coordination and communication within the design team. It was particularly helpful to meet geometric challenges on the reconfigured movable seating bowl and to coordinate with the existing structure. The existing roof was also fully assessed for new hanging features and additional load capacity.