The Atlanta Falcons announced today that 360 Architecture has selected three Atlanta-based firms, pending final contracts, to partner in the design of the new stadium in Atlanta. The three firms – Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA), Stanley Beaman & Sears, and tvsdesign – each bring unique skills to the table.
"The three partners selected provide an attractive combination of skill sets, chemistry and capacity," said Bill Johnson, senior principal of 360 Architecture. "Coupled with their knowledge of Atlanta, and the new stadium area in particular, we look forward to their many contributions to this project."
GVSA has more than 17 years of experience in design, production and management services in the public and private sectors. The firm has a proven track record of managing projects in urban neighborhoods and a deep project history in the Vine City neighborhood, where they've designed 15 projects including the Electric Avenue Mixed-Use Development. GVSA's participation in the new stadium project will include event level and team store architecture, and administering project review and approval requirements.
"It is both exciting and humbling to be a part of the architectural team that will design this signature stadium," said GVSA Principals Chris Goode and Paul Van Slyke. "We look forward to an innovative partnership and the realization of a landmark stadium that will certainly redefine Atlanta's downtown landscape. At Goode Van Slyke Architecture it is our simple goal to affect the environment in a positive way, and this will be our common task with the Falcons and this talented design team."
GVSA is certified in the City of Atlanta's Equal Business Opportunity Program as an African American Business Enterprise.
Stanley Beaman & Sears brings more than 20 years of innovation and technical expertise, as well as a history of successful collaborations with world-class architecture firms. The firm's participation in the new stadium project will include concourse design and wayfinding and environmental graphics.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this team, and to have an opportunity to work on an incredible landmark project for Atlanta," said Stanley Beaman & Sears Principal Kimberly Stanley. "Our firm has been located downtown for two decades now – and we're big believers in strong urban centers – so we are particularly excited about the new energy this stadium is going to bring to the city, and the vibrancy it's going to add to the downtown experience."
Stanley Beaman & Sears is certified in the City of Atlanta's Equal Business Opportunity Program as a Female Business Enterprise.
tvsdesign produced the original and subsequent expansion designs for the Georgia World Congress Center, including the interior remodel in 2007. The firm has firsthand knowledge of the Georgia World Congress Center campus, having designed its master plan. tvsdesign's participation in the new stadium project will include site and streetscape design, architectural detailing and structural coordination of the exterior building envelope, hospitality and premium interiors design, and construction administration.
"To have the opportunity to be involved in such an important landmark project for our home town is the dream of a lifetime," said tvsdesign Principal Mark Carter. "This is a team of highly respected and talented professionals, and we are extremely honored and excited to be joining them."
360 Architecture and the Falcons recently completed a conceptual design of the new stadium, which will be presented to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Board and made available to the media and public on June 18. The conceptual design does not necessarily represent the final structure; rather, it is intended to provide direction for further design work. 360 Architecture and its partners will now move into a detailed schematic design of the stadium, during which time the concept will be further developed. The new stadium design is expected to be finalized in April 2014.