17 Nov Power Players: EwingCole
Power Players: EwingCole
Sports Business Journal
Karn Dhingra | November 16, 2020
William McCullough – Director of Sports and Entertainment and Principal, Craig Schmitt – Principal, George Bushey – Regional Director of Sports and Entertainment – Atlanta
EwingCole’s two sports and entertainment leads — McCullough and Schmitt — have a combined 42 years with the company, whose design leadership in health care, science, technology and culture often informs its sports practice. Schmitt, with work on MetLife Stadium and upgrades to Citizens Bank Park, described the firm as being made up of “seller-doers.” “Our senior sports architects don’t just work to close the sale, they remain involved in the project with sleeves rolled up from the client kickoff meeting to project completion,” he said. McCullough, whose extensive work on college facilities includes the $60 million renovation of Villanova University’s Finneran Pavilion, said the firm’s future projects will involve a push to investigate and emphasize designs that are environmentally sustainable. Industry veteran Bushey joined the practice last year, bringing experience in developing North Carolina State’s athletics facilities plan.