Stadiums are wonderful projects where engineering and architecture are intimately entwined at every level. The Indiana Natatorium due my work had the first natural light Olympic diving pool along with delicate structural frame.
Shea Stadium – now ‘Citi Field’ started out as covered stadium for the NY City bid for Olympics, but was scaled back later to serve as the home to the New York Mets. In this case, the owner wanted a classic look reminiscent of baseball fields is years past rather than contemporary one. For the execution, HOK sport (now Populous) was in charge of the seating bowl and I was brought in to help Jack Gordon Architects pull his team and engineers together to complete our end of the project in 4 months.