Stadium Innovation and Collaboration

Sponsored by Pilkington North America – NSG Group

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the innovative design strategies employed in projects drawn from several Architectural Record's Stadiums Building Type Studies and project overviews.
  2. Explain how a collaborative design approach can be strategically used in stadium design.
  3. Discuss how the design teams created optimal environments to appeal to the sports fans frequenting these stadiums.
  4. Describe the range of design approaches and materials employed on a variety of stadium projects.


1 AIA LU/Elective
This test is no longer available for credit

This course is part of the Stadiums Academy

This course will look at a number of Architectural Record Stadiums Building Type Studies and project stories from across the United States, with a focus on collaborative design approaches, fan appeal, and green practices.

Santa Clara Stadium
Giving 'Team Building' New Meaning: Designers and contractors rely on collaboration to complete a stadium a year earlier than originally planned.
Nadine Post

BBVA Compass Stadium
Muscular Mesh: Populous’s new BBVA Compass Stadium for Houston’s soccer team vividly conveys energy and dash.
Ingrid Spencer

Twin Peaks: Two Renowned New York Sports Facilities to Get New Roofs
The Barclays Center in Brooklyn is getting a green roof, to be completed this fall.
Fred Bernstein


Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Lyons

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