Jeff Sittner, AIA, has spent his career focused on designing and building iconic professional sports venues, athletic training centers, and performance spaces that focus on enhancing the game-day /event-day experience for the users and participants. With nearly 30 years of experience in all phases of the design and construction process, Jeff has seen the transformative impact that an experience-based design focus has on the success of such projects as MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and Hard Rock Stadium near Miami. He also has significant international experience throughout North America and world-wide, including the new Basrah Sport City in Iraq, a venue that has restored national pride by reintroducing Iraqi athletes to the Olympic stage.
Throughout his career, Jeff has been a passionate advocate for the potential of architectural design to be an integral part of the brand experience for sports teams and many other organizations. He believes that large venues like sports stadiums and related facilities must be reimagined so they become multidimensional assets that are integral to the overall brand experience.
At Burns and McDonnell, the Sport and Performance Studio specializes in a solutions-led design-build process where they engage in unique partnerships to create spaces that foster purposeful human relationships. The Studio has resources to provide all aspects of design through construction but strive to tailor the right team for each unique challenge.