Rising Up To New Design Standards

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Rise up Falcons fans, it is time to get on board with the construction of the “Pantheon,” the new football stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.

While we are a national public relations firm that, in part, specializes in publicizing building and architecture firms throughout North America, we are located in Atlanta. So, our team is looking forward to seeing the progressive journey of the stadium’s construction.

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Concepted by 360 Architecture, a Kansas City, MO-based firm, the new stadium will feature a state-of-the-art operable roof that will enable games to be played rain or shine. 360 Architecture specializes in a wide range of commercial and residential design services. This includes recreation centers, municipal facilities, sports arenas and ballparks, single- and multi-family residences, mixed-use entertainment districts, and corporate and commercial office buildings. Some of the firm’s most well-known projects are MetLife Stadium, home of the NY Jets and NY Giants, as well as Legoland Discovery Center in Kansas City, MO, and the Kansas City Downtown Airport renovation.

According to the editors of ENR Southeast, Falcons owner, Arthur Blank, retained the services of 360 Architecture based on the firm’s creativity and extensive background in designing high-level sports complexes. Three Atlanta-based architectural firms will be assisting 360 Architecture with its “Pantheon” concept, including Goode Van Slyke Architecture, Stanley Beaman & Sears and tvsdesign. Each firm brings its own unique skill set to the collaborative project, and as a result, the stadium’s blueprint will feature a 360 degree scoreboard, incorporate sustainable building practices and materials and will soon be a city landmark.

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With the design plans likely to be firmed-up in April 2014, construction will begin late-spring to early-summer. Atlanta-based Holder Construction has been hired as the managing partner, and Hunt Construction Group, located in Phoenix, AZ, will build the downtown stadium. According to the Falcons, local Atlanta firms H.J. Russell & Co. and C.D. Moody Construction Co. are also aligned with the joint-venture team. The new stadium is set to open in time for the 2017 season.

Falcons, NFL fans, and our blog readers in the fields of building and architecture, tell us what you think of the new “Pantheon” design.

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