Faithful+Gould has been awarded a contract to provide project management services on a series of upgrades to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York. The contract will run over the course of five years and involves a sweeping transformation of the BJK National Tennis Center that will include the addition of a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium, infrastructure upgrades, a parking garage and the construction of two new stadiums. The transformation will be implemented in three phases, with the goal of overall completion by the 2018 U.S. Open.
The retractable roof is being designed by ROSSETTI, the designer and architect of Arthur Ashe Stadium. As designed, the retractable roof will be constructed of flexible, translucent PTFE fabric stretched over a steel frame and supported by eight steel columns surrounding Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The project’s final phase will include the construction of the new 15,000-seat Louis Armstrong Stadium. The targeted completion date of the stadium is August 2018. Also during the third phase, USTA will complete a series of upgrades to the East Entrance, the most trafficked entry point to the U.S. Open.