Spearheads growth, strategic direction for sports architecture practice, focusing on both collegiate and professional clients
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 2, 2024) — HNTB Corporation, a leading architecture and engineering firm, announced Keith Collins, Assoc. AIA, has joined the firm as West Region business development leader for sports architecture. With more than two decades of experience in sports design and management, Collins brings a wealth of expertise and innovative thought leadership to HNTB.
In his new role, Collins will spearhead growth and strategic direction for HNTB’s sports architecture practice, focusing on both collegiate and professional clients. He will advance the firm’s dedicated West Coast architecture presence, further solidifying its commitment to sports-focused design and delivery.
“Keith’s vision is to inspire our team of dedicated and passionate sports specialists,” said David Lopéz Tomé, HNTB architecture national practice leader and vice president. “Together, we aim to redefine industry standards, crafting innovative solutions that cater to the specific needs of each client. His strategic mindset and collaborative leadership mirror the very essence of HNTB’s dedication to providing unparalleled value to our clientele within the sports sector.”
“Keith Collins is a dynamic addition to the HNTB team, and we are excited to welcome him as our West Region business development leader for sports architecture,” said Gerardo Prado, HNTB national sports practice leader and vice president. “His proven track record in sports design and commitment to excellence make him the ideal leader to drive growth, establish a dedicated West Coast presence, and foster a culture of innovation within our sports practice.”
Prior to joining HNTB, Collins was with another architecture firm as Southwest Regional practice area leader and development director – sports. He earned a Master of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, serves as a member of the communications advisory committee for AIA California, and is a committee member and two-time former chairperson of the AIA|LA Design Awards Committee. Collins also has been a board member with the Southern California Development Forum for the past seven years.
“I am honored to be part of a firm with such a rich history of excellence and a passion for redefining the sports architecture landscape,” said Collins. “We are rapidly growing our already talented team at HNTB to push the boundaries of sports-focused design and deliver cutting-edge solutions for our clients. 2024 is a big year for us, and I am excited to spearhead the delivery of that message.”
HNTB’s signature architecture projects include serving as lead design architect for Lower.com Field for the Columbus Crew; architect of record for Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium; sports design architect for the Ryan Field Redevelopment for Northwestern University; and Mountain America Stadium 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.