Woods Bagot announced today that award-winning sports and entertainment architect Dan Meis, FAIA, will lead the firm’s new global group, Woods Bagot Sport. One of a small number of sports specialists worldwide, his past notable projects include Staples Center in Los Angeles, Safeco Field in Seattle, Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and facilities at the United States Tennis Association’s National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y.
As Global Director of Woods Bagot Sport, Meis will expand his Los Angeles-based team to include design and technical experts in New York, London and Sydney. The new group will continue Meis’s current projects including the new NFL Stadium at Grand Crossing in Los Angeles and a 50,000-seat, multi-use venue for the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Dan also is leading conceptual design efforts for a new stadium for soccer club AS Roma in Rome, Italy, and Sports City Stadium in Doha, Qatar, for the 2022 FIFA World Cup (in association with Aedas). +