Washington County Event Center
IMEG is providing structural engineering and design services for the new 89,000-sf event center at the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro, OR. Currently under construction, the $46-million project will include exposition space and a state-of-the-art convention center with commercial kitchen, concessions, and offices. The combination of mass timber and Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels will greet visitors in the lobby, with mega-trusses and structural steel used to construct the event areas.
The 62,000-sf main expo hall will house 200 tradeshow booths, four conference rooms, three meeting rooms, a commercial kitchen, and an outdoor exhibit area. The new venue will offer various room configurations sized to accommodate consumer shows, conferences and trade shows, corporate meetings and seminars, banquets and receptions, fundraisers, festivals, spectator events, and a variety of community uses. The project is expected to be completed by late 2020.