Rose Garden Arena Parking Structure

Portland, Oregon






The Rose Garden is the home of the Portland Trailblazers basketball team. Constructed on the Rose Garden grounds immediately adjacent to the arena, the Rose Garden Arena parking structures (also known as Broadway Parking Structures) are two freestanding buildings, each three levels high, which provide 1,300 parking spaces for enthusiastic spectators.

A steep site, awkward access and a curved layout were just some of the challenges facing the designers of the Rose Garden Arena parking structure. When it was determined that the original team’s design would result in a serious construction cost over run, CKC was retained to redesign the project.

Precast architectural concrete panels were utilized in the exterior cladding design. The use of ductile frames in lieu of shear walls, combined with a significant change in layout developed with CKC’s functional consultant, streamlined the circulation and greatly improved the efficiency. Member sizes were standardized to simplify formwork and perimeter walls were stair-stepped to eliminate site shoring.


First Place, Excellence in Concrete
1997 Oregon Concrete and Aggregate
Producers Association (OCAPA)

Winner, Parking Structure Category
1997 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)