The University of Oregon’s historic track and field facility was renovated to provide the premiere venue for hosting the 2008 US Track & Field Olympic Trials. It has since hosted the 2012 Trials, the 2010 and 2013 NCAA Championships, the 2011 USA National Championship, and annual Prefontaine Classic, and the prestigious IAAF Diamond League meet in 2011 and 2014. Cameron McCarthy led the planning, design and construction administration services for all new field event components, a resurfaced track, field lighting, fencing, field storm drainage, and new high-quality sand based natural turf field.
The new infield layout accommodates a number of modern logistical and practical considerations. Dual runways and or throwing circles for each individual event are located parallel to each other. The jumps events have oppositional capability for adaptation to unpredictable and varying wind conditions. The landing sectors for the throws accommodate world record distances. Each individual event space is clearly distinguished from the others by lawn and all field events (with the exception of the hammer) are contained within the infield, in keeping with the historic and unique aspects of Hayward Field. The firm was also prime consultant of Powell Plaza, Hayward Field’s signature gateway entry that was constructed in 2006.