PORTLAND, Ore. – The Providence Park expansion project in partnership with Allied Works Architecture was recognized at the 2020 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Oregon Architecture Awards as the recipient of the Honor Award, it was announced on Oct. 23.
The Honor Award was one of only three given in 2020 out of a deep and diverse field of submissions. Across the board, the projects showed the creativity, sensitivity and connection to place that have come to define the design culture in Oregon and across the Northwest.
The Oregon Architecture Awards, celebrate outstanding design as a nationally renowned jury recognizes architects, their clients, industry partners and communities for achieving design excellence locally and globally. The Architecture Awards Committee emphasizes that all entrants have an equal chance for recognition, regardless of project scale, budget, type or location.
In partnership with Allied Works Architecture, the $85 million, privately funded transformation of Providence Park spanned 20 months and included extensive renovations and improvements throughout the stadium. Most notably, the project included the addition of 4,000 new seats as part of a three-tiered eastside expansion, increasing the capacity to 25,218.
During the 2019 season, Providence Park featured record-breaking crowds for both the Timbers and Thorns FC. The Timbers extended their sellout streak to 161 games, averaging 25,218 fans. Thorns FC concluded the season averaging 20,098 fans, establishing a new attendance record. Notably, both clubs ranked in the top ten in attendance among professional soccer teams (men’s or women’s) in the United States and Canada.