A state-of-the-art 20,000 sq.ft. gaming facility. Stearns partnered with the Engineer-of-Record to provide design assistance, procurement of steel materials, detailing, and fabrication. Providing a fast-track schedule, Stearns ensured that the construction team completed the steel elements in only 3 weeks.


Project Details

Client: Sega Gameworks

Location: Garden Grove, California

Contractor: Howard S. Wright Construction Co.

Architect: Cunningham Group Architects

Engineer-of-Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 20,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 1

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 1998



Guam Fitness Center

Stearns provided design, detailing, and fabrication services of the steel roof framing system for the gymnasium, fitness hallway lobby, and racquetball areas for the state-of-the-art facility.

Project Details

Client: Department of the Navy

Location: GMS, Guam

Contractor: Black Construction Corporation

Architect: AM Partners, Inc.

Engineer-of-Record: Baldridge & Associates

Size: 18,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 1

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2003




Happy Canyon Arena

A major attraction for the city of Pendleton, Oregon, the Pendleton Roundup is an annual rodeo held during the second full week of September each year which draws roughly 50,000 people.

In need of additional stadium seating at Happy Canyon Arena, McCormack Construction turned to Stearns due to their expertise with pre-engineered metal buildings and structural steel.  Stearns suggested the appropriate materials and provided design assistance, procurement, fabrication, and fast-track installation to meet the Pendleton Roundup's deadline for their upcoming event.


Project Details

Client: Happy Canyon Foundation

Location: Pendleton, Oregon

Contractor: McCormack Construction Co.

Engineer-of-Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 22,000 square feet

Number of Levels: Stadium Seating

System Type: PEMB, Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2009




Hawthorne Athletic Center

A 68,700 sq.ft., 2-story fitness center which features a uniquely designed hanging, steel-framed running track connected to the second floor ceiling of the structure. Additional amenities include a gymnasium, aquatics center, weight training facility, and business and conference center. This fast-track steel framed structure was erected in three weeks.


Project Details

Client: D.W. Sivers Company

Location: Hillsboro, Oregon

Contractor: Yorke & Curtis General Contractors

Architects: CIDA Architects

Engineer-of-Record: CIDA Architects

Size: 68,700 square feet

Number of Levels: 2

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 1998



Hillsboro Baseball Stadium

This 56,000 sq.ft., 4,500 seat stadium is the new home for minor league baseball team The Hillsboro Hops. 

Project Details

Client: City of Hillsboro

Location: Hillsboro, Oregon

Contractor: Hoffman Construction

Architect: SRG Partnership

Engineer of Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 56,000 square feet

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2013


Salem Conference Center

Stearns provided design assistance for this unique 76,000 sq.ft. conference center. Working in close collaboration with the Engineer-of-Record, Stearns provided innovative design modifications to steel connections and long-span members. These innovations, along with the artistic use of steel for the canopy and tree surrounds gave the structure a distinctive front-entry appeal and provided significant cost savings.

According to Joel Rohrs, Project Manager for General Contractor, Rushforth Construction, "Stearns value engineered the design of the heavy ballroom floor beams to the built-up plate members in a way that resulted in considerable weight-saving benefits." 

The early procurement of materials allowed Stearns to reduce both budgetary risk and shortened the construction schedule.


Project Details

Client: City of Salem

Location: Salem, Oregon

Contractor: Rushforth Construction Co.

Architect: LMN Architects

Engineer-of-Record: Atwood-Hinzman, KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 76,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 3

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2004



Awarded Oregon's Best Private/Public project by NW Construction Magazine in 2004

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