Oregon State University Master Plan

Oregon State University Master Plan
Sudden football success for the Beavers created new opportunities and new pressure to implement, and even expand, a master plan that was less than one year old.

The original scope of work involved programming and design consulting for a new football field house, but as the domino effect impacted practice fields, parking, the softball field and other open space, the University recognized the need for a master plan specific to the varsity athletics precinct of the campus.

While the programming effort and conceptual design work continued, the project team investigated other facility needs and prepared a short-term, five-year Master Plan to guide University decisions regarding project sequencing.

Soon after completion of the Master Plan, the Beavers finished their remarkable 2000 football season with an unblemished PAC 10 record and a Bowl Championship Series victory. Suddenly, the opportunity and the pressure to implement the Master Plan had become real.

Since the completion of the master plan, SportsPLAN Studio and BOORA were engaged to design new practice fields, a new softball stadium, a fieldhouse with a full-size synthetic turf football field and a new basketball training facility with wrestling practice center and a 2,000 seat arena. We were also engaged to study a renovation of the historic Gill Coliseum and the addition of VIP arena suites.


Feasibility Study
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

New Football Field House
New Varsity Softball Stadium
2000-seat Volleyball and Wrestling Arena
New Varsity Strength Training
New Wrestling Training Room
Reconstructed Football Practice Fields
Renovation/Expansion of Reser Stadium
Renovation of Historic Gill Coliseum
Soccer Stadium Improvements
New Parking and Spectator Plazas
Project Manager: Joel Leider
Architect of Record: BOORA Architects
Project Cost: $50 million
Owner Reference: Bob deCarolis,
Senior Associate Athletic Director
Completion Date: 2001
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