Design expert with experience on many of the country’s most recognizable sports venues
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 8, 2022) – Bradley W. Albers, AIA, has joined HNTB Corporation’s architecture team as project director in the sports studio. Albers is based in Kansas City and will lead sports architecture projects nationwide.
For nearly three decades, Albers has worked on a variety of high-profile sports and entertainment projects across the country. His past achievements include stadiums in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association and Major League Soccer.
His recent work includes Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves; Yankee Stadium, home of the New York Yankees; Children’s Mercy Park, home of Sporting Kansas City; and the University of Nebraska Football Performance Center.
“Brad’s fingerprints are on the design of so many recognizable sports venues in our country,” said David Lopez Tome, AIA, ARB, COAM, HNTB’s architecture national practice leader and vice president. “His strong technical expertise and experience in all phases of project design will be another differentiator for HNTB as we work with clients to enhance user experience and revenue generation on the next generation of sports facilities.”
Albers joins HNTB after serving as senior architect and principal at his previous firm. He is a registered architect in Kansas, Missouri and Florida. He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Kansas.
HNTB’s many signature architecture projects include serving as architect of record for Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium which opened in 2020; architect of record for the new Terminal C at Orlando International Airport; sports design architect for the current transformation to the University of Kentucky Kroger Field stadium; lead architectural designer for the Automated People Mover stations and maintenance facility at Los Angeles International Airport; and architect-of-record for the structural design, seating bowl, premium club seating and the interior of the new Carson Student-Athlete Center at Arizona State University.
The firm also served as lead architect of record and designer of Levi’s Stadium, the first new construction NFL stadium to achieve LEED Gold certification, and stadium design architect for Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio, new home venue for Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew.