The Window Rock Event Center project began with a master planning process which examined where to best place athletic facilities in relation to the existing Window Rock High School. During the process multiple options were explored and evaluated against critical criteria - such as walking distance from parking.
The program of spaces initially included softball and baseball fields, a football stadium with track and field amenities and an area to accommodate a new 6500 seat events center. Eventually the program was modified to eliminate the football stadium and track and field components.
While the initially parti organized all element around a shared plaza which created a strong connection back to the existing school, the discovery that a portion of the site was at one time a landfill determined the final location of the events center as high remediation cost restricted the use of the landfill to overflow parking for the Window Rock Events Center.