The New Crew Stadium

Posted by Dan Hanes | June 23, 2021 | Solutions
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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About The Author

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Danial was born in Alaska to Midwesterners who were long on love but short on spelling ability. He grew up in many cities and Air force bases throughout the world. Right out of Architectural school he started working on many large, complex sports projects across the country including Chase Field, Miami Heat Arena, an Olympic Stadium in Atlanta, and Madison Square Garden. While this work was rewarding, all of the required travel meant he only saw his wife and two small children on weekends. Looking for a change that would allow more time with his family, an opportunity of a lifetime opened up. Nationwide was planning to develop a district around their newly designed Arena. Consequently he moved with his family to Columbus in 1999 and has since worked on many notable Columbus projects, including: Huntington Ballpark, The Scioto Mile, Nationwide Arena District, Northbank and Parks Edge condominiums. Danial has also been involved in the local design community as a guest Critic for the Knowlton School Architecture and served as a board member for the Center for Architecture and Design.

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