Stadiums, Ballparks, Arenas, Racetracks, Training Facilities. At EwingCole we design places where the experience is more than just a game.
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Mr. Patel is a Senior Principal of EwingCole with active participation on large-scale projects. He has over 40 years of engineering, general construction, and management experience with a particular expertise in sports facility design project management. Many of the projects he has worked on have involved the development of complex systems requiring new construction as well as extensive restoration, renovations, challenging schedules, fast-track construction, and management of multiple design teams/firms. Mr. Patel has extensive experience working with construction management firms as well as with local, state and municipal authorites, including public / private partnerships. Mr. Patel leads project teams with clients’ goals and budget at the forefront. He plays a key role towards design team resource management as well as conflict resolution that expedites decision-making.
Craig began his architectural career in 1987. His prior experience in Pittsburgh involving the planning, design and construction of PNC Park for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Blair County Ballpark for the Altoona (PA) Curve led him to EwingCole in 2001. Craig joined the firm to lead the design team planning the Philadelphia Phillies’ new ballpark, Citizens Bank Park. He has devoted the past 15+ years of his career developing sports facilities for major and minor league franchises, both new construction and renovations. On all projects, Craig has been involved through all aspects of the project development, from programming and concept design to design development and construction administration. More recently, Craig led the design team for the $1 billion MetLife Stadium project (NY Football Giants and NY Jets) and the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders ballpark (Class AAA MiLB).
Bill’s 18 years of experience include programming, planning and designing unique sports and entertainment facilities across the country. His focus has been developing collegiate athletic and recreation facilities, places where the student community gathers to celebrate camaraderie and campus pride. His project experience includes Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Bucknell University’s Langone Athletic and Recreation Center, Monmouth University’s Multi-purpose Activity Center, George Mason University’s Physical Education Building, and Pomona College’s Rains Athletic Center. Currently Bill is working on Drexel University’s Armory Athletic and Convocation Center, The University of Pennsylvania’s historic Palestra and Hutchinson Gymnasium, The United States Military Academy Preparatory School in West Point, New York and Dover Air Force Base’s new wellness center.
“The opportunity to lead a process that ultimately creates a unique and memorable place is most satisfying.”
Principal, Senior Planner
Bob has focused his professional career on complex and large-scale development projects, with an emphasis on sport and public assembly projects. His professional experience has spanned the spectrum of sport expertise, from horse racing, to professional and collegiate sport facilities and stadia. Designing places that create a memorable experience is a driving passion in Bob’s work. Bob’s extensive 25 year planning and architectural experience has enabled him to participate in all phases of design, from conceptual planning, site master planning, building design and interior architecture. Bob’s creative and thoughtful approach to bringing unique and site-specific designs has resulted in many successful projects, nationally and internationally.
“A fully conceived Place is a result of labor and rigor. Design is a journey; consider the unknown, embrace what’s least obvious, plan for the future. The most successful Places are created when we and the client take the journey together.”
Principal, Senior Architect / Director of Sustainable Design
Don has more than 30 years of experience in the design of large-scale sports and entertainment facilities. As one if the firm’s Senior Sports Architect, his focus is on the execution and implementation of the visual direction for the project, working closely with the engineers, ensuring the design is carefully integrated with the building systems. Don also serves as Director of Sustainable Design and leads EwingCole’s team of multi-disciplinary sustainability experts.