Sports, Recreation, and Entertainment Practice LeaderPerkins + Will
Donald Dethlefs FAIA has built a reputation as one the of the premier designers of arena and entertainment venues in the nation. Don understands that an economically viable facility must have the capacity to host athletic events, yet also requires the flexibility to accommodate a variety of other functions throughout the year. He understands the needs of the spectators and facility users and works to ensure that each venue accommodates the wants and needs of each diverse group of patrons. Don has a very specialized understanding of this project type and has been personally involved in nearly every one of the firm’s 55+ arena projects.