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The Sports Business Journal, as part of a feature article on Conscientious Construction, has included MMD’s Michael Marshall as one of “5 Architects to Know” in sustainable design. The article focuses on creating sustainable venues for future generations — highlighting trends in design and urban planning, fan experience and more.
Importantly, the new focus of design for sports venues is to enhance the buildings’ sustainability and flexibility, tying them physically and spiritually closer to their communities.
“When I think about next-generation architecture, I think it has more to do with the planning than necessarily the architectonics of the stadium,” said Michael Marshall, design director and principal at D.C.-based Michael Marshall Design. “The state of the art will always push those forward. But thinking of these sports venues as great neighbors and also catalysts and generators for complete neighborhoods, it’s important.”
Interviews from five architects from across the country are included; in addition to Marshall, architects from Populous, HKS, Gensler and HOK also offer
insights on “next-gen sports venue design.”
Read the feature here.