Chris is the head of Sports Architecture at tvsdesign. His 29 years of experience is rooted in the design, engineering and construction industry, focused primarily on sports facility development involving stadiums, ballparks and arenas. Such projects include Comerica Park and Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, the CBU Event Center at California Baptist University and the new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. His diverse background aids clients in identifying and executing new project developments including site planning, design and construction. Having been immersed in sports design and trends such as diversified seating environments, premium hospitality offerings, technology and security, Chris continues to guide sports venue planning and design to new levels, tailored to team owners, operators, universities, fans and communities.
For over 50 years, tvsdesign has provided architecture, interior design and planning services across the globe in 28 countries and 46 states, districts and territories. With offices in Atlanta, Tampa, Los Angeles and Shanghai, we maintain a dedicated public assembly practice to concentrate on sports facilities and convention centers, highly visible public venues, accommodating large occupant capacities. Often, these facilities combine robust structural and building systems with challenging construction schedules and substantial construction values. The firm is 100% employee owned. Our pursuit of excellence was acknowledged by our peers in 2002 when we received the National AIA firm of the year award.
Our sports experience dates to the early 1970s with the design of the original Omni Centre Arena. It continues today with the recently completed Gateway Center Arena in College Park, Georgia. TVS understands the need for a multitude of functional and revenue-generating amenities, which are both appealing and affordable to a range of guests at a variety of events. Drawing from its experience in sports, hospitality and retail, tvsdesign creates spaces to meet these needs while maintaining the budget. This is exemplified by our recent success at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, awarded Sports Facility of the Year at the 2019 Sports Business Awards.