Populous retained for Colorado State University Football Stadium Site Selection and Design

April 23, 2012

Colorado State University, which is in the process of examining the feasibility of a new stadium on the university’s main campus, recently announced that it has retained Populous as an architectural consultant on the site selection and design for the project. With offices around the globe, including Kansas City and Denver, Populous is a global architectural firm that specializes in arenas, stadiums, ballparks and convention centers. The firm has designed more than 80 projects for U.S. colleges and universities, including TCF Bank Stadium, an on-campus stadium completed in 2009 for the University of Minnesota. TCF Bank Stadium is the first football stadium to achieve LEED Silver Certification. The firm is also designing a new on-campus stadium for Baylor University.

“Populous has tremendous experience designing stadiums around the world, including for many U.S. colleges and universities,” said Amy Parsons, vice president for University Operations and co-chair of the Stadium Advisory Committee. “Populous’ experience will aid us tremendously as we study the feasibility of an on campus stadium. This is all vital information that the committee must have so we can make an informed recommendation to President Frank.”

The firm was selected through a competitive process and will be paid with private dollars. Key criteria for selecting an architect were expertise in complex, public construction projects – including experience with stadiums – as well as a proven ability to support the committee and its subcommittees.

“This is the beginning of a very important journey for every student, alumni, fan, athlete, educator and administrator at Colorado State University,” said Scott Radecic, Populous Senior Principal. “We also see this as the beginning of a special process because it is at the core of what we do best, and that’s creating a spectacular, memorable experience in a setting where college football belongs.”

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