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Nate Appleman

Director, Global Sports, Recreation and Entertainment, HOK

Nate Appleman is the director of HOK’s global Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice specializing in the design of stadiums, arenas, training facilities and master plans for collegiate athletics. A stadium expansion at his alma mater of Penn State sparked Nate’s interest in the sports market early in his career. Since then, his projects have included hundreds of millions of dollars of built work at college campuses across the nation. He also oversees strategy and positioning efforts for the firm’s sports practice.

Nate makes an exceptional commitment to every client, immersing himself in their cultures and goals. His projects enhance performance, assist in recruiting efforts and build the brand identity of athletic programs. Nate brings insight into the evolving needs of coaches, administrators and student-athletes. He has special expertise in the programming and design of high-performance training facilities.

Sports Business Journal honored Nate with a Forty Under 40 Award honoring the best and brightest young leaders in sports business. The journal also named him to its list of “power players” in sports facility design and development. He is a member of HOK’s board of directors and marketing board.