Dan Meis, the man who designed Staples Center, the home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) and the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), has joined Populous and will lead the firmâ€™s new Los Angeles-area office.
â€œDanâ€™s hire represents a significant stride in Populousâ€™ strategic approach to global design and our firmâ€™s commitment to design that draws people together for shared experiences,â€ said Earl Santee, Populous senior principal. â€œFrom his work both in the United States and abroad, Dan has established himself as one of the most influential designers in our industry, and we will look to his expertise as we continue to expand our design capabilities and redefine an industry pushing every border around the world.
â€œA year ago when we became Populous, the notion was to reinvent the way fans experienced sports, entertainment and exhibition events around the world,â€ Santee added. â€œDan will provide a terrific boost to this transformation.”
â€œThe repositioning of the Populous practice to focus on the design of places for people and the experience of these buildings brings a vision to this marketplace that is unique,â€ said Meis. â€œI am very excited to play a part in that vision and to offer clients the kind of out of the box creativity I have always strived for with the support of the world’s most experienced architects of this building type.”
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