Populous Launches New Design-Led Design Build Service

June 11, 2018

Today Populous announced a new service, Populous Design Build, aimed at helping clients complete their off-season projects. Created to decrease project production time and increase the quality of renovated spaces, Populous Design Build offers clients a streamlined solution for off-season venue renovations. Through a design-led approach to design build, Populous Design Build will operate as the sole point of contact for clients and coordinate all project partners from design through construction.

“Today’s fans expect new and exciting experiences at a more rapid rate than ever before,” said Adam Stover, director, Populous Design Build. “With Populous Design Build, we’re applying the best of everything we’ve learned over the past 35 years to improve the in-venue experience, but more importantly we’re simplifying the design and build process for clients on these short turnaround projects.”

Populous Design Build advocates for a client’s brand by maintaining the quality of a project from concept through to delivery. Communication is streamlined between owner, architect and contractor, and live pricing provides cost information to create more predictability around results – all of this is driven to maintain important design features and ensure brand integrity. To provide additional efficiency and confidence, the process includes valuation to provide an outlook on ROI and also FF&E procurement.

“After 35 years in the sports business, we uniquely understand our clients’ challenges. We’ve seen there can be quite a few pitfalls in getting off-season renovations done, whether it is uncertainty in pricing, costly change orders or untested ideas,” said Earl Santee, Populous Americas managing director. “Our new design build service is a one-stop solution to help projects get completed faster and more efficiently while delivering a higher quality product.”

Examples of Populous Design Build projects include the new Kids Corner in Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Legends Lobby at the University of Oklahoma’s Barry Switzer Center and Esports Stadium Arlington, which is set to open at the end of 2018.

Populous Design Build is the firm’s latest growth and diversification effort, following the recent opening of a Tokyo office, numerous leadership additions and paving the way for the esports-specific venue of the future. Learn more at populous.com/designbuild.


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