Sports buildings are the “cathedrals” of our age: they represent the civic values, economic success, memories, and aspirations of a city. As civic gathering places — often partially financed with public funds — they must be designed with sensitivity to the surrounding community. The next generation of high-performance sports buildings must also yield greater economic return through multipurpose use and other alternate sources of revenue. Through design excellence and long-term vision, they can engage the public to create healthier, more engaged communities.
- Feasibility Studies
- Land-Use Planning
- Master Planning
- Facility Planning
- Interior Design
- Landscape Design
- Lighting Design
- Environmental Graphic Design
- Brand Integration
- Design Research
- Operational Planning
- Change Management
- Post-Occupancy Evaluation
NBBJ named NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) sponsor.
NBBJ selected to redesign Rupp Arena (home to University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball) and the adjacent Lexington Center.
NBBJ's design of Pauley Pavilion at UCLA is shortlisted for the "Facility of the Year" award by the Sports Business Journal.
Using computational modeling, NBBJ designs Hangzhou Olympic Stadium to be constructed using 1/3 the steel of comparable stadiums.
The NBBJ design of Miller Park in Milwaukee beats out Yankee Stadium and AT&T Park to be named America's Favorite Baseball Stadium by ESPN.
Staples Center named Top Grossing Arena in North America, and seventh in the world by Pollstar magazine.
Paul Brown Stadium wins the Business Week/Architectural Record "Good Design is Good Business" Award, and the first-ever AIA Honor Award for a professional sports stadium.
Popular Science calls the fan-shaped retractable roof over Miller Park one of the World’s Top 100 Innovations of the Year 2001.
Crew Stadium in Columbus becomes the country’s first designed specifically for professional soccer.
Staples Center opens as the country’s only arena built to house four professional sports franchises: Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Sparks.
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SI: Hangzhou "Coolest Stadium"
In its round-up of “on-the-boards” stadium projects, Sports Illustrated lists the NBBJ-designed ... Read more
SCMP: Sustainable Sports Stadiums
Steel is the skeletal system that makes modern structures strong. But as ... Read more
NBC and CBS Cover Rupp Arena Design
At a press conference today, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray unveiled the new ... Read more
NCAA News Features Pauley Pavilion
The article, which is targeted to member universities and sports fans, begins ... Read more
NBBJ Awarded Rupp Arena Renovation
LEXINGTON, KY – Today, Mayor of Lexington Jim Gray announced award-winning architecture ... Read more
Stadia Magazine Covers Hangzhou Stadium
The Olympic-sized facility will be the premier international sports venue for the ... Read more
Renovating College Sports Facilities
The era of building big new stadiums with big price tags is ... Read more