Field Arts & Events Hall at the Port Angeles Waterfront Center - Exterior

Field Arts & Events Hall at the Port Angeles Waterfront Center


Port Angeles, Washington


Port Angeles Waterfront Center

Collaborators +

General Contractor: Mortenson Construction

Acoustics: Jaffe Holden

Theater Planning & A/V: Shalleck Collaborative Inc.

Structural Engineering: Swenson Say Faget

MEP Engineering: Stantec

Civil Engineering: Zenovic & Associates

Landscape Architecture: Walker Macy

Lighting Design: Fisher Marantz Stone

Graphics/Signage: Studio Matthews

Project Size

40,140 square feet

Project Status



Targeting LEED New Construction Silver


Architecture, Interior Design, Planning

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 and 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, wood ceilings and curtainwall mullions, and forest and waterfront beach landscape materials connect the experience of the building with its place.

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.

Photography: Adam Hunter