Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder tapped Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) to design a new home for his football team. Washington Business Journal checked in with Washington, D.C., architects to gauge reactions to this announcement. Although BIG has never designed a sports stadium before, local architects expressed confidence in the firm’s ability to develop a vision that is innovative and pushes the envelope, yet has a local feel. All the architects interviewed in this story stated that Snyder is obviously going for the 'wow' factor with his selection of BIG.
The stadium could be built in D.C., or in nearby Virginia or Maryland, where the Redskins' stadium currently resides. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has said she will thwart any plans to grant D.C. a lease for the Redskins’ former home, RFK stadium, unless its changes its name, which many people find offensive.
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