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Hayward Field

An unparalleled track and field facility designed and crafted to push the limits

Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers Llc

All the details of the stunning redesign of Hayward Field, the home of the University of Oregon track and field and hopeful US Olympians over the decades, outfitting it for the 21st Century.

Hayward Field has hosted more Olympic trials than any other venue in history, becoming a beacon of human potential and an unparalleled symbol for the sport of track and field—both its past and its future. This architectural monograph provides a comprehensive overview and in-depth analysis of the redesign by SRG Partnership that created a state-of-the-art stadium and training facility, from initial conception to the completed building, showing how the architects adapted and enhanced their program to take into account the project’s different goals, history and importance to the university and local community.

Featuring detailed plans, diagrams, analysis and appreciation from renowned architects and architectural critics as well as texts that place the building in its true context, this volume also includes dozens of high-quality photographs of the construction process and completed building to convey a full understanding of this extraordinary architectural and sporting achievement.

Author Bio
Aaron Betsky is Director of the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech. Previously, he was President of the School of Architecture at Taliesin. A critic of art, architecture, and design, Mr. Betsky is the author of over twenty books on those subjects. He writes a twice-weekly blog for architectmagazine.com, Beyond Buildings.

Trained as an architect and in the humanities at Yale University, Mr. Betsky has served as the Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum (2006-2014) and the Netherlands Architecture Institute (2001-2006), as well as Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1995-2001). In 2008, he also directed the 11th Venice International Biennale of Architecture. His latest books are Fifty Lessons from Frank Lloyd Wright (2021), Making It Modern (2019) and Architecture Matters (2019). His Anarchitecture: The Monster Leviathan will be published by The MIT Press in 2022.

Michael Bishop is a freelance writer whose work can be found throughout Hayward Hall. He was raised in Coos Bay, Oregon—Prefontaine country—graduated from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in 2010 and now lives in Portland with his wife and three children. He loves all things Oregon and loves his Ducks.

Ellen Schmidt-Devlin is an academic expert in the sports product industry, specifically in the sports product life cycle. At the University of Oregon, she is the director of the Sports Product Management Program. Ellen spent nearly three decades working for Nike after competing for legendary coach, Bill Bowerman. She also produced a movie documenting the University of Oregon’s women track and field teams.

In addition to marketing, Ellen can talk about topics such as product marketing, product design, product development, Asian manufacturing, the women’s sports product business and women in sports.

Raevyn Rogers (born September 7, 1996)[1] is an American middle-distance athlete. She won a bronze medal in the 800 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the fourth fastest woman in U.S. history in the event.[2] At the 2019 World Championships, Rogers came from seventh with 100m remaining in the race to place silver over USA teammate Ajeé Wilson in bronze. She earned a world indoor title as a member of national 4x400 m relay squad that took gold at the 2018 World Indoor Championships. Rogers ran on the University of Oregon Ducks women's track and field team until 2017, when she went professional.

Kevin Scott is a photographer and visual artist based in New York & Seattle. Formally trained as an architect, his image work focuses on the physical and visceral response to the built environment where concept and story are defining elements. Known for his minimalism, meticulous use of natural light, and unending pursuit of calm,

Kevin’s work embraces atmosphere and imperfection in order to find the emotional center of a place. As a result, his photographs are as cinematic as they are documentary, and project a humanist spirit whereby people, whether in frame or out, are naturally visible.

Kevin's architecture and interiors photography appear regularly in design periodicals around the world while his concept work has been featured in television, theater, advertising, and print, as well as independently commissioned as artwork.

Oscar Riera Ojeda is an editor and designer based in the US, China, and Argentina. Born in 1966, in Buenos Aires, he moved to the United States in 1990. Since then he has published over two hundred books, assembling a remarkable body of work notable for its thoroughness of content, timeless character, and sophisticated and innovative craftsmanship.

Oscar Riera Ojeda’s books have been published by many prestigious publishing houses across the world, including Birkh user, Byggf rlaget, The Monacelli Press, Gustavo Gili, Thames & Hudson, Rizzoli, Damiani, Page One, ORO editions, Whitney Library of Design, and Taschen. Oscar Riera Ojeda is also the creator of numerous architectural book series, including Ten Houses, Contemporary World Architects, The New American House and The New American Apartment, Architecture in Detail, and Single Building. His work has received many international awards, in-depth reviews, and citations. He is a regular contributor and consultant for several publications in the field.