Al Harris

Senior Principal, Senior Architect / Kansas City

Holding nearly 20 years of experience in the design and management of more than 30 civic and collegiate arenas around the country, Al Harris’ expertise lies in leading design teams of all sizes to keep projects on schedule and under budget. As a design-forward project manager, Al’s communication style has resulted in him being viewed as a trusted advisor to design teams and clients alike. Whether it is creating spaces that attract recruits, appeal to donors, improve overall experience or guarantee a return on investment, Al understands the financial and aesthetic demands of today’s multipurpose arenas and shares that knowledge with all project stakeholders.

Al’s work has impacted communities of all sizes, receiving recognition from industry publications like Engineering News-Record, which named the University of New Hampshire’s Wildcat Stadium as New England’s Best Project and, which named South Carolina’s Carolina Stadium as the number one collegiate ballpark in the country. His impact has spread beyond projects too, as Al was instrumental in bringing a local chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects to Kansas City.

Most recently, he led design teams for Oak View Group’s Acrisure Arena in Palm Springs, as well as arenas Amarillo and at the University of Virginia.