Rose Garden Arena Parking Structure

Portland, OR

Rose Garden Arena Parking Structure

Project Size: 1,070 stalls

Architect: Ellerbe Becket, Kansas City, Missouri

Developer: Vulcan LLC, Seattle, Washington

Contractor: J.E. Dunn Construction - NW, Portland, Oregon
                    Turner Construction, Portland, Oregon

A steep site, awkward access, and a curved layout were just some of the challenges facing the designers of the Rose Garden Arena parking structure. When it was determined that the original team’s design would result in a serious construction cost overrun, CKC was retained to redesign the project.

The use of ductile frames in lieu of shear walls, combined with a significant change in layout developed with CKC’s functional consultant, streamlined the circulation and greatly improved the efficiency. Member sizes were standardized to simplify form-work, and perimeter walls were stair-stepped to eliminate site shoring. The result was a construction savings of $4 million.



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