The new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons took yet another step closer to reality this week. 360 Architecture announced this week that three Atlanta firms have joined in the venture. Bill Johnson of 360 Architecture stated that Goode Van Slyke Architecture, Stanley Beaman & Sears and tvsdesign are the choices to assist in the new design.
Goode Van Slyke Architecture has a considerable history in Atlanta, namely 15 projects in the Vine City area. Partners Christopher L. Goode and Paul K. Van Slyke agree that “it is both exciting and humbling to be a part of the architectural team that will design this signature stadium.” Goode has been in architecture for over 20 years, and prides himself on his focus in business development and quality control. Van Slyke is the lead programmer and planner of the team, and has been in architecture for over 22 years.
Stanley Beaman & Sears are entering their third decade of business. Their work includes innovations in the likes of Piedmont Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Memorial Regional Healthcare System, just to name a few. Kimberly Stanley of the firm states they are “particularly excited about the new energy this stadium is going to bring to the city, and the vibrancy it’s going to add to the downtown experience.”
Tvsdesign’s experience falls a little closer to home as far as the stadium goes, as they were the principal designers for the Georgia World Congress Center campus. They were one of the original five finalists for the stadium project and, though disappointed they weren’t chosen as the top firm, tvsdesign is thrilled to be included. Mark Carter of the firm states that being involved in this project is “the dream of a lifetime.”
Admittedly impressive credentials for all parties involved, and all three firms are used to doing things on a grand scale. Hopefully, the scale won’t be so grand that the principals that matter—the fans—get left behind.