The New Crew Stadium

Posted by Dan Hanes | June 23, 2021 | Culture
Studio Site Visit

The stadium’s design-build team, HNTB, tapped The Columbus Architectural Studio to facilitate the mechanics of the project and provide local, on-the-ground support.

Our Clerk of Works, Tiffanie Franklin—a master in organization—led the vital (and legal) requirement of document control, including contracts, communicating contractor questions to the design team, and maintaining the architectural file organization, and additional requests for information.

Architect Daniel Mathur served as senior project architect on-site, working alongside a fellow architect at HNTB to handle daily construction questions. “It was like a giant pop quiz every day,” Daniel says. “We touched every part of the project.”

Members of our office have been involved in all significant sports projects in Columbus in recent history, from The Shoe to Nationwide Area to Huntington Park to the original Crew Stadium. We have a continuing legacy of working on projects of this scale and were honored to be a contributing part of the team bringing it to life.

Site Visit

Site Visit

Daniel Mathur leads fellow Studio members on a behind the scenes tour.

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Dan Hanes - Architectural Designer

Danial Hanes established The Columbus Architectural Studio based on the principle of “doing work that is worth doing”. This concept has guided him through his 30 years of experience and has been a cornerstone of the firm since its inception in 2016. Having worked on a variety of projects, ranging from multi-family residences to professional sports stadiums and even a chicken coop, his focus has remained the same: the client, transparency, and good design. With the aim of inspiring and improving his community, he emphasizes building relationships rather than egos. Danial’s commitment to Columbus and his profession has led him to advocate for inclusion, community, and engagement among professionals, students, and those interested in the field. He has served as the past Chair of The Center for Architecture and Design, and is currently a board member of the Columbus chapter of The American Institute of Architects. His firm is also a proud sponsor of NOMA's Columbus Chapter. Despite the demands of his packed calendar, he consistently finds opportunities to guide and inspire the next wave of architects.

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