HOK acquires sports stadium specialists 360 Architecture

HOK, a global architecture and engineering firm, has announced an agreement to acquire sports facility design firm 360 Architecture, which designed Basrah Sports City in Iraq.

360 Architecture is one of the world’s leading designers of stadiums, ballparks, arenas, recreation and wellness centres as well as mixed-use entertainment districts.

 The firm, which also specialises in the design of corporate and commercial office buildings, government and civic facilities and restaurants, was founded in Kansas City, USA, in 2004.

“As a global design leader, it’s important for HOK to offer clients design excellence in sports architecture,” said Patrick MacLeamy HOK CEO.

“360 Architecture has created several of the world’s most innovative professional and collegiate sports facilities and their design-focused culture and values align with ours.”

Among 360 Architecture projects are the Met Life Stadium, home to the New York [American] football teams the Giants and Jets, the renovation of the Miami Dolphins Sun Life Stadium and hockey, basketball and soccer arenas in the USA.

 Upcoming projects include a new ballpark for baseball team the Oakland Athletics and a retractable roof facility in Atlanta for multi-sport use.

“Our shared vision of collaborating across specialties and markets will strengthen the approach that has been so important to our clients’ success,” added Tom Waggoner, AIA, senior principal at 360 Architecture.