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Populous, the insanely successful architectural firm that specializes in the design of professional sports stadiums and arenas, have opened an office in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas office will employ 8 people. Populous is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and has opened regional offices in New York City, San Francisco, Boston, and Pittsburgh. The state of Texas has been on Populous’ radar for several years now with its low taxes and booming economy.

The company’s Dallas office will be led by designers Byron Chambers and Jonathan Kelley and will provide services for the following projects.

  • Sports and entertainment venues
  • Convention centers
  • Interior design
  • Hospitality architecture
  • Aviation experience architecture

Byron Chambers and Jonathan Kelley have worked on previous projects including AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys), Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts), Salt River Field at Talking Stick (spring training ballpark of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies), and various projects at Baylor University, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M, and Texas Christian University.


As a company, Populous has provided event design for 13 Olympic Games, 35 Super Bowls, and 18 Major League Baseball All-Star Games and oversaw the design of Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros), NRG Stadium (Houston Texans), and Toyota Center (Houston Rockets). Outside of Texas, Populous also oversaw the design of SunTrust Park (Atlanta Braves), T-Mobile Arena (Vegas Golden Knights). With the growing trend of many professional sports teams choosing to ditch middle-aged sports stadiums for new ones, Populous will have a market for their services for many years to come.


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