Jerry Anderson was a pioneer in the world of sports architecture, remembered as someone who changed the Olympic landscape. Over his four-decade career, Jerry led the design and operations of the world’s most prestigious venues and sporting events, including over 30 NFL Super Bowls, Winter and Summer Olympic Games, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship events and the FIFA World Cup.
As one of the foremost authorities in the sports and special event industry, Jerry impacted nearly every professional and collegiate sports league. Jerry invented the modern-day industry of major event planning, beginning with Super Bowl XIX at Stanford Stadium and through every subsequent NFL Super Bowl until his retirement. He built large teams that successfully planned, delivered and operated events, such as the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA, the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta and the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Throughout his career, Jerry was involved extensively in the delivery of 13 Olympic Games.
Jerry created the firm’s event and accreditation practice and grew the firm’s Denver presence. In the ensuing decades, he led a team of architects, planners, operators and accreditation experts that grew with clients such as the National Hockey League, NCAA Final Four and the College Football Playoff. Jerry also served as the chair of the firm’s global board of directors.
Jerry passed away in 2018.