KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Jeff Sittner, a partner in the design of some of the nation’s most iconic sports arenas, has joined Burns & McDonnell to develop a sports design-build studio, adding to the firm’s service offerings.
“With our experience in design-build delivery for other areas of the business, Burns & McDonnell can also offer that approach to the sports industry,” says Ray Kowalik, CEO of Burns & McDonnell. “We have architects, designers, engineers and contractors to collaborate with clients and partners and address the full scope of complex facility design and construction.”
Sittner brings more than 20 years of experience in all phases of the design and construction process, focusing on the expansion, renovation and creative visioning of professional sports venues and large-scale developments in the U.S., Canada and abroad. Past projects include MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
“To remain current in the sports market, teams are always looking for new approaches and offerings,” says Mike Fenske, senior vice president, Global Facilities Group, Burns & McDonnell. “Burns & McDonnell brings a new perspective with creative solutions.”
The addition of Sittner as director of business development for the Commercial Design-Build Group adds depth to the firm’s offerings. The group can provide a focused analysis of a facility and produce a creative and long-range plan of targeted projects that support brand engagement.
“I am excited to take on this challenge and the entrepreneurial spirit at Burns & McDonnell will be invaluable in growing our services,” Sittner says. “Our difference is integration: We create success together.”
The Commercial Design-Build Group at Burns & McDonnell is a national practice that designs office development, build-to-suits, workplace environments, grocery, labs and research, healthcare and now sports facilities. Learn more about how the group works, collaborates and connects with each other and the world around us.
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