Senior Interior Designer, Senior Principal / Kansas City
As a Senior Principal for Populous, Adam serves as the Director of Populous’ Design-Build and Product Development teams, and plays a pivotal role as a senior member of the firm’s interior design leadership. With over 20 years of experience and a deep knowledge of the industry, Adam has collaborated with the top brands and sports business organizations in reshaping the standard of interior and premium spaces within sports facilities. Over the past 20 years at Populous, Adam has guided a variety of design categories including hospitality and public space, brand and sponsorships activation, and furniture and product design, among others. Looked to as a trusted advisor in the sports business industry, Adam has led significant interior design projects for all six of the major professional sports markets.
Adam is responsible for listening, collaborating, and guiding the entire design process from concept direction through completion. He has a passion for using all aspects of the design process from conceptual to technical to transform spaces for clients around the country. His collaborations with partners such as the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indiana Pacers, and many others have received numerous honors, including the recent ALSD Spotlight Awards for Suite Design and Sponsorship Activation of the new Wrigley Field. Adam was also most recently recognized for his efforts in the industry as a Culinary Influencer on the Sports Business Journal’s 2019 Power Players list and was an Interior Design magazine 2018 HiP Product Designer Honoree.
A longtime advocate of design education and giving back, Adam resides as chair of the interior architecture advisory board at Kansas State University where he obtained his B.S. in Interior Architecture. In addition, he collaborates with top universities, brands, and organizations as a juror and frequent speaker on design, and business topics. Adam remains dedicated to the advancement of the interior design profession, currently serving on the IIDA Foundation Board of Trustees. For his professional and philanthropic work, Adam was selected to the 2016 Ingram’s Magazine 40 under 40 class.