The recent launch of Gensler’s latest Design Forecast emphasizes the value of reconnection and a people-first design approach to create new and fresh experiences. Bringing fans together is at the root of sport, and inclusive, accessible destinations amplify this connection. Leagues have an opportunity to design sports-anchored, mixed-use districts to thrive in a post-pandemic era.

In this webinar, Gensler’s Global Sports Leader Ron Turner, with regional Sports Leaders Jonathan Emmett and Andrew Jacobs, Design Principal Steve Chung, and Lifestyle Sector Leader Duncan Paterson, discuss how sports and entertainment developments and public-private partnerships spur economic and urban growth, enable capital projects, extend the fan experience, and boost game day profits beyond the gates.

Download Gensler’s Design Forecast 2021 to discover more trends and strategies for the future of sports facilities in a hybrid, reimagined world.

Ron Turner
As a Sports Leader, Ron is one of the industry’s most recognized sports facility designers. His portfolio includes three retractable-roof ballparks, 12 NBA and NHL multipurpose arenas, the award-winning NFL Paul Brown Stadium, STAPLES Center, and Banc of California Stadium. Ron also consults for professional leagues on facility evaluation, design guidelines, and broadcast and security requirements. Contact him at .
Jonathan Emmett
As a principal and design director of the Gensler Sports practice, Jonathan has spent the majority of his more-than-20-year career focusing on the design of prominent professional and collegiate sports venues and sports-anchored developments, both in the United States and worldwide. His award-winning designs exemplify his vision and expertise for creating exciting and unique fan experiences. Jonathan is based in Austin. Contact him at .
Steve Chung
Steve is a studio director in Gensler's Los Angeles office. During his 20+ year career, he has focused on the design and delivery of complex large-scale projects, with a specific focus and expertise in sports/assembly buildings. Steve leads the Sports studio's effort to explore the intersection of parametric design with sports building typologies. Contact him at .
Andrew Jacobs
Andrew Jacobs is an accomplished designer of sports facilities of various types and sizes. He has been the lead designer and consultant for stadia expansions, collegiate athletics facilities, FIFA training facilities and stadiums in various parts of the world. Andrew is based in Washington, D.C. Contact him at .
Duncan Paterson
Duncan is a studio director and global leader of Gensler's Lifestyle Sector practices. He has devoted more than 30 years to creating vibrant, experience-driven architecture. His expertise is reflected in a vast portfolio of major mixed-use retail centers, hotels, large-scale entertainment and urban plans throughout the world. Duncan is based in Los Angeles. Contact him at .

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