Chris Becker (left), an architect at The Urban Collaborative design firm in Eugene, Oregon, begins building his contest winning multi-tiered bench structure with the help of his friends on West Broadway in Downtown Eugene. This spring, Becker, along with colleague Lyndsey Deaton (not pictured), entered into a design contest organized by the Eugene chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The contest was aimed at partnering with the city to creatively reduce car traffic downtown and increase walkability by removing parking spaces. Becker and Deaton's design was one of four winners that are now temporarily placed in those parking spaces.

Chris Becker (left), an architect at The Urban Collaborative design firm in Eugene, Oregon, begins building his contest winning multi-tiered bench structure with the help of his friends on West Broadway in Downtown Eugene. This spring, Becker, along with colleague Lyndsey Deaton (not pictured), entered into a design contest organized by the Eugene chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The contest was aimed at partnering with the city to creatively reduce car traffic downtown and increase walkability by removing parking spaces. Becker and Deaton's design was one of four winners that are now temporarily placed in those parking spaces.

 Chris Becker, architect at The Urban Collaborative.

Chris Becker, architect at The Urban Collaborative.

 Chris Becker plans out how to approach the next steps in building the structure with Virginia Bailey, an intern at The Urban Collaborative.

Chris Becker plans out how to approach the next steps in building the structure with Virginia Bailey, an intern at The Urban Collaborative.

 Robin Nelson (left) and Chris Becker (right) solder wires for LED lighting on their structure.

Robin Nelson (left) and Chris Becker (right) solder wires for LED lighting on their structure.

 Left to right: Virginia Bailey, Laurie Becker, Chris Becker, and Robin Nelson work diligently on different aspects of the structure.

Left to right: Virginia Bailey, Laurie Becker, Chris Becker, and Robin Nelson work diligently on different aspects of the structure.