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Don Barnum

AIA

Expertise

  • Architecture
  • Sports
  • Principal
  • Global Sports Leader
Don Barnum
  • Principal
  • Global Sports Leader
“I wanted to be a professional athlete when I grew up; that dream took on new meaning when I became an architect. Rather than playing, I am designing the stage for sports.”

Don leads DLR Group’s global Sports studio. One of the most respected sports architects in the United States, Don was named a Power Player by Sports Business Journal for his influence in the industry. He excels in leading sports clients through the planning process to identify functional and design-centered solutions to elevate the athlete and fan experience.

Don's resume includes projects with universities, municipalities, and teams, including projects at the University of Southern California, University of Houston, Penn State University, Creighton University, and the University of Texas. His strength is leading clients through a process of discovery that defines a project’s goals and impact. Through this process, Don offers up-to-date knowledge of industry paradigms that elevate the game-day experience and generate revenue opportunities to expand a project’s potential.

"I do what I love every day. I get to combine my passion for sports with my passion for impacting the built environment."