First NWSL Training Facility Opens

The facility includes three pitches, locker rooms, weight and cardio rooms, a film room, nutrition and wellness areas, outdoor gathering spaces and offices. “The KC Current training complex keeps players, coaches and staff in mind at every turn,” said Jill Monaghan, senior project designer at Generator Studio. “It’s also the first professional sports training complex in North […]

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Leading DTC Panel on Returning to the Office

The panelists provided valuable insights into how they are returning to the office, as well as how future space could be designed to include health and wellness amenities. Speakers focused on how businesses and developers are approaching the post-COVID environment and evaluating the impacts on both employees and future tenants. In the last year, Franklin […]

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St. Louis Blues Venue Named a Top 10 Best in Hockey

With four NHL-sized sheets, a covered outdoor rink, and numerous local food options including a bar and restaurant, we’re not surprised the Centene Community Ice Center is garnering national attention. With a strong emphasis on being an asset for the community, “the Centene is also home to many youth and adult programs, hosting year-round leagues […]

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Designed for Women, By Women

Monaghan, a senior project manager, explains how this stadium will be a catalyst for not only women’s soccer but also women’s athletics on a national level. The KC Current stadium and training facility are the first of their kind to be built specifically for a women’s national soccer team. In addition to supporting women’s athletics, […]

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Seattle’s New Beacon For Hockey

The reviews are coming and they’re…GREAT! Sports Illustrated‘s The Hockey News got an inside tour of the new Kraken Community Iceplex, the training facility and multi-purpose community resource for our client Seattle Kraken. If you can believe it, Seattle has never had an NHL team, nor has it ever had a sheet of ice in the city! This is […]

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We do it for the tacos

Congratulations to our client @eattacorepublic on this opening day for its 2nd Kansas City location in @corinth_square! Get there today and you might just get free tacos or queso. We heard it from a friend. Plus you’ll want to check out the great design vibes. Sure to be the tac-o the town. Read what MetroWireMedia […]

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IT’S HAPPENING!

Congratulations to our client @kcwoso on announcing plans for a new training facility in Riverside, MO! Read the official press release here.

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Closer to the Action

That’s how it will feel for NWSL KC fans attending games at the newly retrofitted Legends baseball stadium. Great design thinking by our own Peter Broeder led to an orientation for the field of play that puts fans right on top of the pitch. Read what Venues Now has to say about it here.

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2020 Sports Business Journal Power Players

Andrew Kesel and Peter Broeder were recognized by Sports Business Journal as 2020 Power Players in Design and Development. Each year they highlight architects and construction firm leaders for their unique visions in sport venues. Hats off to these two for standing out in the sports industry! “Kesel’s focus with the Kansas City-based firm has […]

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Collegiate Esports Services and Solutions

Collegiate esports is experiencing rapid and unprecedented growth as gaming takes hold at colleges and universities across the country. To meet the demand from students and the campus community, universities are exploring options to deliver esports on campus. The challenge in implementing esports programming is multi-faceted, requiring enhanced facilities, technology, and financing.   In response […]

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Welcome Home Kraken

It’s a surreal feeling being involved in the league’s newest practice center once again! Seattle Kraken’s practice facility will provide the team and the public the opportunity to access the game of hockey all while celebrating pacific-northwest inspired architecture. You’re looking at the future epicenter for the ice sports community, including hockey, figure skating, curling, […]

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Expert Perspectives ft. Jill Monaghan

The future of sports venues and athletic facilities on the other side of this pandemic is unknown. Shield Lockers started a series titled “Expert Perspectives” to gain insight from different industries on potential pivots in the future. Here’s what Monaghan has to say about the impact of Covid-19. “The challenge we face moving forward is […]

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