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May 10, 2023

Gensler Welcomes Sports Design Leader Jon Niemuth

Veteran Sports Design Leader Joins Gensler Sports

LOS ANGELES, CA – Gensler announced today that Jon Niemuth, FAIA joins the global design and architecture firm as Director of Sports. Based in Los Angeles, Niemuth will work across Gensler Sports’ centers of excellence in Los Angeles, Austin, D.C., Seattle, and Costa Rica. He’s a dynamic design leader marrying beauty and function in developing sports facilities that are optimized for client’s business goals, community integration, and player performance. He has nearly three decades of experience in sports venue design, including arenas, stadiums, and practice and operations facilities for professional and collegiate teams.

“Jon has a keen ability to connect with clients. He is a natural relationship builder with long-standing partnerships in the industry. His approach is to understand client’s needs and what’s deliverable to ensure success,” said Ron Turner, Gensler Global Sports Director. “He brings excellent sports facility planning and design expertise having led projects across all venue typologies.”

“I’m excited to join a firm poised to meet the market trajectory of integrated sport and entertainment facility development,” said Jon Niemuth. “With Gensler’s multidisciplinary teams and global impact, we have the opportunity to leverage the power and investment that sports projects bring to impact their communities.”

Niemuth was most recently Vice-President for AECOM Sports, Americas where he led the programming and design of complex venues. His marquee projects include Intuit Dome - Los Angeles; Century Link Field- Seattle; Golden1 Center- Sacramento; and Baylor University Foster Pavilion. Jon is a Registered Architect, certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, LEED® Accredited Professional, a Sports Business Executive Fellow with Ohio University Center for Sports Administration College of Business, and holds a Master of Architecture and a Master of Urban Planning/Urban Design from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

About Gensler
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 53 locations and more than 7,000 professionals networked across the Americas, Europe, Greater China, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. Founded in 1965, the firm works globally across more than 29 practice areas spanning the work, lifestyle, community, and health sectors. We are guided by our mission to create a better world through the power of design, and the source of our strength is our people. By leveraging our diversity of ideas, our research and innovation, our shared values, and our One-Firm Firm culture, we are working seamlessly as a borderless firm in 140 countries and making the greatest impact on our communities as we continue to tackle the world’s challenges.

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