K.C.-Based 360 Architecture Wins Bid To Design Falcons' New, $1B Downtown Stadium
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority on Thursday announced that 360 Architecture, pending contract negotiations, has been selected to design a new $1B stadium project for the Falcons. The K.C.-based firm won the job over four other finalists: HKS, Populous with SHoP Architects, EwingCole with David Manica and the team of Heery, Gensler and TVS Design. 360 Architecture designed MetLife Stadium and was hired by Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross to design a $400M upgrade of Sun Life Stadium. The Falcons' new home is expected to open in '17 (Don Muret, Staff Writer). In Atlanta, Tim Tucker reports the GWCCA and the Falcons "hope to complete" the agreement "this month." A contract will "require approval of the GWCCA board, next scheduled to meet April 30." The stadium will be "built on the Georgia World Congress Center campus near the Georgia Dome, which will be demolished after the new facility opens." The preferred site is "immediately south of the Dome but requires acquisition of property, including two churches. An alternative site is 1/2 mile north of the Dome" (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 4/19).