In 2012, Eugene City Hall was vacated in preparation for a long-awaited transformation. Last summer, Rowell Brokaw Architects was selected by the City of Eugene to lead the effort to rebuild this important place.
Principal John Rowell and Designer/Project Manager Kaarin Knudson presented the Eugene City Hall's project scope, goals, and preliminary design concepts at a recent AIA Southwestern Oregon chapter meeting.
Presentation Points included:
- Local architectural history and the 1964 Eugene City Hall history and its design process;
- Influence of mid-century urban design concepts and mid-century modernism in Eugene;
- Project’s goals and preliminary design concepts;
- Strategies that support design excellence within the Phase 1 scope and project budget;
- An understanding of the City’s long-term efforts to revitalize Downtown Eugene.
For a thorough recap of the January chapter meeting, visit Architect, Randy Nishimura's blog post on the AIA-SWO website.