HOK – “The Joe” and Camden Yards

Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, “The Joe”, home of the Charleston Riverdogs, was designed by the same firm that designed Camden Yards in 1992.  Both are unique parks set in the downtown of their respective cities.  I’ll have a better feel when I get there but I thought it was cool that both were designed by the same firm.

I pulled this from the Orioles website: orioles.com:

The ballpark seats 48,876 (including standing room) and the project cost was approximately $110 million. It was designed by the Kansas City architectural firm of Helmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK) with direction and input from the Orioles and the State of Maryland, which owns and operates the facility through its agency, the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA).

Working under contract to HOK were the urban design firm of RTKL, the landscape architecture firm of Wallace, Roberts, and Todd, and the engineering firms of Bliss and Nyitray: Rummel, Klepper, and Kahl: and Kidde Consultants, Inc. Working under contract to the Orioles were the interior design firm of Forte Design and the graphic design firm of David Ashton and Associates.

I pulled this from the Riverdogs website: riverdogs.com

Riley Park was designed by HOK Sports, of Kansas City, MO., known primarily for their work at Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore), Jacobs Field (Cleveland) and Coors Field (Denver), among many others.

The firms website is hok.com.  They have been around since 1955.

Couple pictures of the ballpark…



riverdogs 1.jpg


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