Eugene Civic

Client: Eugene Civic Alliance

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Size: 40,000 sq ft

Rising from the ashes of the fire that destroyed the iconic Eugene Civic Stadium the new Civic Park offers a promise for the future. The project combines the creation of the first permanent courts for the nonprofit after school organization Kidsports with a new civic stadium and fields. The program marries with the topography of the existing site to create an intimate and contained environment to facilitate sporting events and community happenings.

Working with the ongoing restoration of the headwaters of Amazon Creek the civic site ecology is restored and all stormwater is directed with the site slope to a planted detention area that becomes a major site feature. A pocket Park along Willamette Street is the welcoming point for opportunities for structured and unstructured play across the site.

The design of the structures is inspired by the geometric patterns inherent in human movement. Angled north facing clerestories flush the six court field house with daylight and tie visually across the turf field to the stadium roof. Concessions and vendor pavilions array under the roof on stadium concourse level creating spaces for fans to gather and watch the games. The Civic Park complex becomes a flexible community event space that honors the past while helping create the future.