OSU Baseball Alumni Room

Oregon State University

This 750-square-foot interior remodel in OSU's Goss Baseball Stadium transformed an existing storage room into a casual “lounge/hangout” space for baseball alumni and baseball supporters. 

Winning back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007, and reaching the College World Series in 2013 has helped OSU establish itself as one of the nation’s elite baseball programs. Over the past five years, Goss Stadium has undergone a string of upgrades that allows it to maintain a competitive advantage for the baseball program. Home plate at Goss hasn’t moved since the stadium was first constructed in 1907, making it the oldest continuously used baseball field in the nation.

This new alumni room is a place to honor OSU baseball stars, meet recruits and entertain baseball donors interested in supporting the prestigious baseball program. Named the Barney Alumni Lounge after OSU player Darwin Barney who was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2007 in the 4th round, the space resembles a classy Northwest-style brew pub with moody and atmospheric reclaimed wood features. The colors are OSU-themed with a large team graphic affixed to the wall to evoke team celebration and team spirit. On the west wall, a progression of digital photographs on an array of screens showcase the history of the baseball program. On the east wall, helmets of every Major League Baseball team are displayed, along with plaques listing former OSU players who have played for each team.

Additional features include a backlit, dropped ceiling made out of baseball bats inscribed with the name of team donors and a black vinyl silhouette of Darwin Barney where guests can use permanent markers to sign their names. Also, an American flag made out of baseball bats is displayed to honor players who have represented the USA on the international stage.

2014 AIA / SWO People's Choice Award Submission