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Know Your Arena Designers: AECOM

Sometimes, a building that’s great for one thing isn’t quite as good for other functions. Just ask AECOM, who designed one of the most beautifully frustrating venues in the National Hockey League.

A brief history

Originally called AECOM Technology Corporation, this engineering and design firm was founded in 1990 after being spun off from a petroleum services company. Arena and stadium design is one of several things AECOM does, including logistics, planning, construction services, project management, architecture and design.

Major sports projects since 2005

  • NHL: Barclays Center (Brooklyn)
  • NBA: Spectrum Center (Charlotte), Golden 1 Center (Sacramento)

Barclays Center won Sports Business Journal’s 2013 Facility of the Year Award.