Thatcher Community Park

Thatcher Community Park was developed on a 25.5-acre site situated in the City of Forest Grove’s urban growth boundary but still viewed as a rural area. This perception rendered it critical to gain a true understanding of the history, current issues and future potential of the area to build public consensus for the park’s planned amenities. The park was constructed in two phases. The challenges this added layer of planning introduced were addressed through a thorough analysis of construction options and budget reviews. Coordination with several public agencies was necessary to ensure all...Learn more

Portland Public Schools Athletic Facilities

Mackenzie is a committed partner to the Ten Great Fields effort to improve safety and playability and bring Portland Public Schools’ field and track facilities up to NFHS standards. The firm’s engineers, architects, and planners have coordinated with the district and booster organizations on improvements at seven PPS high schools, including Lincoln, Cleveland, Wilson, Franklin, Madison, Roosevelt, and Jefferson. For Lincoln, Mackenzie designed a phased project to convert a natural turf field to synthetic turf and upgrade associated facilities. Phase I, completed in 2002, included a new storm...Learn more

Luscher Community Park

This 12-acre community park is located on a historic, scenic and environmentally sensitive site. The final design successfully combines a wide variety of treasured community functions, including a 3-acre dog park, multi-use artificial turf athletic field, playground, 110-car parking lot, restroom/shelter facility, and trails. The public participation process successfully navigated a highly controversial and politically contentious project to a successful conclusion. An extensive public participation process bridged conflicting goals of dog park users, youth sports organizations, adjacent...Learn more

Concordia University Hilken Community Stadium

Concordia University retained Mackenzie to design a new sports soccer and baseball field facility. The University desired a facility that would attract talented athletes and serve as a source of pride for both the University and the surrounding community. The field orientations and dimensions for the 1,200-seat stadium were based on Concordia University staff recommendations and NCAA/NAIA standards. Though the soccer and baseball fields are combined, the design provides two distinctive atmospheres. For instance, the soccer and baseball fields have separate entrances and entry plazas, and...Learn more

Oregon State University Student Legacy Park

Funded entirely by student referendum, Student Legacy Park provides a much loved intramural athletic facility and campus gathering area in the core of the Oregon State University campus. The final design incorporates a wide matrix of athletic uses with an active streetscape and central activity plaza. Designers developed a linear park along Intramural Way, and Mackenzie’s engineers coordinated with the City of Corvallis and university planning staff to design streetscape improvements along 26th Street, 30th Street, and Intramural Way. The design features landscaped and hardscaped entry nodes...Learn more
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