LA Garage

Photo © Andrew Pogue Photography
Photo © Andrew Pogue Photography
© Andrew Pogue Photography
Photo © Andrew Pogue Photography
Photo © Andrew Pogue Photography
Photo © Andrew Pogue Photography
Photo © Andrew Pogue Photography
SRG Partnership
One Bowerman Drive, 97005 Beaverton
5-20 Stories
Rick Zieve, Dennis Forsyth, Aaron Pleskac, Phil Lopez, Marquesa Figueroa, Jeff Yrazabal, Eric Wilcox, Trevor Lavoie, Rebecca Bompiani, Jason Karam
Hoffman Construction Company
Civil Engineer
WH Pacific
Structural Engineer
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer & Electrical Engineer
PAE Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineer
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Landscape Architect
Luma Lighting
Environmental Graphics
Ambrosini Design

Designed as the “wow space,” the courtyard is surrounded with three sides of backlit glass showing iconic athletes from the 1984 Olympics, hosted in Los Angeles. The covered courtyard is an area that will attract people to hang out and lead to chance encounters and collaboration. The garage is next to a campus daycare center, so it’s a natural gathering space for employees dropping off children. This presented an opportunity to incorporate playful elements. Instead of taking the stairs down to the center courtyard, employees, visitors and children can use the slide. The surface is rubberized clay, and terraced seating allows this outdoor space to adapt for presentations and speeches. The courtyard roof is ETFE, a lightweight, plasticized, and translucent material that is stretched and held by steel tubes spanning the width of the courtyard. Adjacent to the courtyard are rubber pyramids, a balance beam, and running track to carry through the playful theme. Additionally, bikes are provided to further connect this space to other areas on the campus. By creating adaptable space, we designed a parking garage that can be utilized for activities not usually associated with parking garages: social gatherings, special events, and room for play.

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