Kansas City’s sports-architecture footprint just got a little bigger: Populous announced today that it was opening an office in Dallas to focus on sports and entertainment venues, convention centers, aviation experience architecture, hospitality architecture and interior design.
The Dallas office, the firm said in a news release, is its fifth in the United States. “Having a physical presence in the Texas market has been on our radar for many years; it is indicative of our desire to continually adapt to changing market needs,” said Earl Santee, managing director.
Byron Chambers and Jonathan Kelley will lead a staff of eight at the new office.
Widely known for its sports portfolio, Populous also has become a national leader in e-sports and convention center design and has added capabilities in aviation, campus planning and landscape architecture along with hospitality design and brand activation services. The firm has also established itself as a world leader in event design, having planned facilities for 13 Olympic Games, 18 MLB All-Star Games and the past 35 NFL Super Bowls.
Over the past three years, the firm has opened offices in New York, Boston, Pittsburgh and San Francisco. The latest expansion brings to 380 the number of employees in eight offices across the Americas. Worldwide, Populous has more than 600 employees in 15 offices.