Field Arts & Events Hall

Port Angeles, Washington

Project Size:

40,140 square feet

Project Status:

Anticipated Completion 2021

LEED Status:

Targeting LEED New Construction Silver


Arts + Culture, Civic Design, Convention Center Design


$34M arts and events center aims to put Port Angeles in the spotlight

Daily Journal of Commerce, 10/31/2019

The Field Arts & Events Hall, the first of three buildings dedicated to the arts, culture and science planned for the Port Angeles Waterfront Center, provides a new performing arts space and community gathering place on the city’s waterfront. The building is designed to specifically support numerous community arts organizations, Peninsula College and the City and also aspires to enhance the broader creative community of Port Angeles.

The spectacular natural environment of Port Angeles, framed by the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains, is captured within the architectural gestures of the building. Public space that rises from the street to a second level provides wrap-around views of the city, the water and the mountains. Aqua green tones and textures. wood ceilings and curtainwall mullions, and forest and waterfront beach landscape materials connect the experience of the building with its place.

The 40,140 square-foot building features a 500-seat multi-purpose performance hall designed with an acoustical environment and theatrical systems to accommodate orchestral music, dance, dramatic theater and amplified music events and festivals. Dressing rooms and other performance related spaces, a catering kitchen and administrative suite support the operations of the building.

An art gallery, conference center and coffee shop complement the performance space and welcome the community and visitors for a variety of activities throughout the day. The project serves as a new cultural hub for Port Angeles, rooted in its natural beauty, that elevates the arts and creativity within the community.