Design & Development

Titans set out delivery team for New Nissan Stadium

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The Tennessee Titans have detailed the complete Architecture and Engineering (A&E) team for the NFL franchise’s new $2.1bn (£1.64bn/€1.92bn) stadium.

The project team for the New Nissan Stadium is comprised of 24 firms, including nine local businesses and 13 disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs). TVS, announced in May as the stadium’s Architect of Record (AOR), will hold all contracts with the subconsultants as they work together through the completion of the stadium design and administration of construction activity.

“TVS is unbelievably proud to be a part of the formidable team bringing this transformational New Nissan Stadium to life,” said Robert O’Keefe, principal of TVS.

“This project is primed to become the premier destination for some of Nashville’s most exciting sports, entertainment and community events for decades to come.”

Earlier this month, the Titans granted a fresh look at the New Nissan Stadium after updated design details were approved. The New Nissan Stadium will be built on the east side of the current stadium campus, along Nashville’s east bank of the Cumberland River.

Features of the building include: a circular translucent roof; exterior porches with panoramic views of Nashville; improved sightlines for all spectators through a range of diverse seating experiences; and a 12,000 square foot community space available for use year-round.

In November, the Titans agreed a 20-year deal with Nissan North America for the automotive company to take on naming rights to the new 60,000-capacity stadium, which is slated for completion in 2027.

The Titans in August announced the appointment of Tennessee Builders Alliance (TBA), a consortium of local and national firms, to manage construction of the project. TBA comprises construction industry firms including Nashville-based ICF Builders, Brentwood-based Polk & Associates, Turner Construction Company and AECOM Hunt.

Metro Nashville Council issued the final approval for the stadium venture in April. The plan was passed by a vote of 26-12, coming three weeks after the Metro Nashville Sports Authority, the owner and landlord of both the Titans’ current Nissan Stadium and new venue, unanimously approved the agreement.

The stadium agreement, initially agreed in October 2022, includes a new 30-year lease and non-relocation agreement between the team and the Sports Authority.

“The architecture and engineering team’s role is to bring the stadium vision to life and ultimately deliver the construction plans to the construction manager,” Adolpho Birch, Titans senior vice-president and chief external and league affairs officer, said yesterday.

“We are tremendously excited by this A&E team, both for its considerable talent and its strong mix of local and diverse perspectives.”

The complete design team includes:

TVS – Atlanta, Georgia
Architect of Record (AOR), Interior Design Documentation

Manica – Kansas City, Kansas

Lead Design Architect

Community Solutions by Design – Nashville, Tennessee
Architectural Associate, Interiors, Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E), Façade, waterproofing and window wall consultant

Culture Architecture and Design – Nashville, Tennessee

Architectural Associate, Interiors and FF&E

Downstream – Portland, Oregon
Branding and theming, experiential graphics and wayfinding signage

DFH Services – Nashville, Tennessee
Plumbing­ Engineering

Ed Roether – Louisburg, Kansas

EOA Architects – Nashville, Tennessee
Architectural Associate, Interiors and FF&E

EP Atelier – Los Angeles, California
Interior Design Consulting

Hawkins Partners – Nashville, Tennessee
Landscape Architecture

HLB Lighting Design – Miami, Florida
Specialty Lighting

Howe Engineers – Norwell, Massachusetts
Code and Life Safety

Lloyd – Tempe, Arizona
Stadium Field Consulting

Logan Patri Engineering – Nashville, Tennessee
Structural Engineering

McCoy Design – Nashville, Tennessee
Wayfinding Signage

ME Engineers – Golden, Colorado

Telecom Infrastructure, Converged Network/IT Systems, Security Systems, Distributed Antenna Systems

Momentum Transport Consultancy – London, United Kingdom
Spectator Movement (Legion Model)

Persohn Hahn – Tomball, Texas
Vertical Transportation

RaganSmith – Nashville, Tennessee
Civil Engineering

S2O – Chicago, Illinois
Food Service Facility Design

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger – Washington, D.C.
Building Enclosure Consultant

Smith Seckman Reid – Nashville, Tennessee
MEP-FP Engineering, Sustainability, LEED

Walter P Moore – Kansas City, Missouri
Structural Engineering, Parking Specialist, Secure Design/Blast, Enclosure Engineering for ETFE Roof

WJHW – Carrollton, Texas
AV, LED, Broadcast, Sound, General Acoustics, and Noise Control