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A project 20 years in the making, the Washington County Event Center is the cumulation of extensive master planning and community building. Rooted deep in heritage and history, the design of the building draws inspiration from a combination of contextual forces intrinsic to the site. LRS partnered with Washington County to create a master plan for the fairgrounds. The needs of the community were varied and the Event Center, an early milestone for the plan, needed to accommodate those while also acting as a revenue source for the county. The building features a commercial kitchen, concessions, private service corridors, and office space, accommodating a wide range of activities and events. The use of CLT reflects the rich timber heritage of the area, and is reminiscent of the wood planks that spanned the road from Portland, Oregon to Hillsboro in the 1800s.
Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT), Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete)