This project was selected as an Honor winner in ARCHITECT's 2022 Architecture & Interiors Awards, Architecture: Sports and Recreation category.
“This stadium and master plan seem to be establishing a bold new direction in sports stadium design. The architecture creates a distinct sense of place to the activities all around the stadium.” — Juror Joey Shimoda, FAIA
Marked by its enormous roof, the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., is the NFL’s largest sports facility. Designed by HKS, the rolling form shelters a 70,000-seat indoor-outdoor arena, a 6,000-seat performance venue, and the 2.5-acre American Airlines Plaza, all nestled 100 feet into the ground due to the field’s proximity to Los Angeles International Airport.
The 19.5-acre roof serves as the stadium’s fifth elevation, with more than 35,000 uniquely shaped anodized aluminum panels and more than 300 semi-translucent ETFE panels over the seating bowl. An LED system embedded in the ETFE allows for projected images that can entertain fans while forming an interactive beacon for more than 80 million airline passengers in the sky above the arena. The aluminum panels have more than 20 million perforations that provide light and air into the covered spaces. These passive and dynamic climactic responses create a distinctive microclimate within the stadium, protecting fans from sun and precipitation while encouraging cooling wind flows.
Beyond SoFi Stadium’s roof, the 298-acre project includes 25 acres of parks and open space for the community.
Project: SoFi Stadium & Entertainment District at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.
Client/Owner: StadCo LA and Hollywood Park Land Co.
Architects: HKS, Inc. Mark A. Williams, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C (Principal in Charge), Kevin Taylor, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (Principal Project Manager), Jay Caddell, AIA, LEED AP (Project Manager), Lance Evans, RA (Design Principal), Greg Walston (Lead Project Coordinator), Chad Scheckel, AIA (Senior Construction Administrator), Mike Rogers, AIA (Senior Designer), Anice Stephens, AIA (Senior Project Architect), Bryan Mounger, AIA, LEED AP (Senior Project Architect), Michelle Stevenson, RA, LEED AP BD+C (Senior Project Architect), Niel Prunier, AIA (Senior Project Architect), Morgan Newman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, RID (Project Architect), Manzer Mirkar, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP (Project Architect), LaKendra Clark (Job Captain), Mark Timm, IIDA, RID (Senior Interior Design Project Manager), Katy Cagle, IIDA, LEED AP (Interior Designer), Amanda Trimble, IIDA, ASID, RID (Interior Designer), James Warton (Senior Computational Designer), Sean Huynh (Construction Administrator), Steve Bayne, AIA (Senior Construction Administrator), Scott Hunter, FAIA, LEED AP (Principal Project Director), Heath May, AIA (Senior Designer)
Associate Architect: BCV Architects
Landscape Architect: Studio – MLA
Interior Designer: HKS, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore & Associates
M/E/P Engineer: Henderson Engineers
Civil Engineer: Hall and Foreman, Inc.
Geotechnical Engineer: Delta Group
Master Planners: Hart Howerton
General Contractor: Turner/AECOM HuntJV
Lighting Designer: Lam Partners
Fire and Life Satefy: Howe Engineers
Wind Load: Rowan Williams Davis & Irwin, Inc
Size in Square Feet: 3,100,000 gross square feet, 1,525,600 conditioned square feet
Total Project Cost: Confidential
Materials and Sources:
Cable net roof: The Herrick Corporation, Pfeifer Structures
Enter Other Structural Products Here: Earthquake Protection Systems, Taylor Devices, CoreBrace LLC, Construction Specialties Group
Metal panels: A. Zahner Company, Crown Corr Inc.
Precast concrete: Coreslab Structures, Kiewit Corporation, Structure Cast
Moisture barrier: GE Silicones, GCP Applied Technologies, DuPont, Henry Company
Curtain wall: Nupress Facades
Plaster: Parex USA, CESA, Southwest Progressive Enterprises
Seismic wall and floor covers: Construction Specialties, Watson Bowman Acme
Single ply membrane and ETFE panels: Sika Sarnafil, Carlisle Syntec, AGC Chemicals, Pfeifer Structures
Glass: Pilkington, Vitro Architectural Glass, GlasPro
Suite Glazing: Dormakaba
Entrances: C.R. Laurence Company
Metal doors: Door Components Inc.
Wood doors: OshKosh Door Company, VT Industries, Eggers Industries
Closers: Horton, Rixon, LCN
Exit devices: Blumcraft, von Duprin
Pulls: Blumcraft, Ives
Acoustical ceilings: Armstrong
Suspension grid: Armstrong
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Millworker: ISEC (suites) & IDX (clubs, locker rooms)
Paints and stains: Sherwin Williams
Wall coverings: DesignTex, Concertex, Carnegie
Paneling: Wood Veneer supplied by AVI, Stone Paneling supplied by Stone Source
Plastic laminate: Wilsonart
Solid surfacing: Stone Italia, Shield (team lockers)
Special surfacing: Porcelain cabinet faces & counters: T-One
Floor and wall tile: Stone Italiana, T-One, Vidrepur, Provenza, Studio One, Trend Group, 41zero42, Mutina, Equipe
Resilient flooring: Bolon
Special interior finishes unique to this project: Custom-printed glass panels: Forms & Surfaces, Specialty Veneer Plaster: Southwest Progressive, Resinous Flooring: Techniquex, Metal Drapery: Shimmer Screen & Cascade Coil, Metal Ceilings: Hunter Douglas, Ceilings Plus & Armstrong
Office furniture: Knoll, Keilhauer, Herman Miller
Reception furniture: Knoll, Cumberland, Keilhauer, Bernhardt Design
Fixed seating: Camatic
Chairs: Lily Jack, Martin Brattrud, Keilhauer, AMQ, Bernhardt Design, Cumberland, Davis, Vitra, Janus Et Cie
Tables: Neil Allen, Andreu World, Knoll, Janus Et Cie, Lily Jack, Meyer Wells
Upholstery: Joseph Noble, Anzea, Enviro Leather, Luna Textiles, Tiger Leather, StudioArt, Edelman Leather, Spinneybeck Leather, Garrett Leather, Momentum Textiles, Concertex, Ultra Fabrics, Arccom, DesignTex, Janusfiber, Wolf Gordon, Brentano Fabrics, Innovations, Carnegie
Other furniture: Blue Leaf (custom banquette seating)
Interior ambient lighting: Lumenpulse
Downlights: Gotham Lighting
Tasklighting: HK Lighting, Lumenpulse
Exterior: SACO Technologies, Inc., Musco Sports Lighting, LLC., Erco, Lumenpulse, Selux
Dimming system or other lighting controls: ETC lighting controls
Concourse Ring Pendants: Delray
Roof Media Mesh: SACO Technologies, Inc.
Low Flow water closet: Proflo with Zurn flush valve
Low Flow Urinal: Toto with Zurn flush valve
Energy management or building automation system: Johnson Controls
Photovoltaic system: Electrical infrastructure planned for possible future PV installation
Chillers: Trane with maximum delta T to increase efficiencies of unit
Variable Refrigerant Flow System: LG
Other unique products that contribute to sustainability: Trane chillers with maximum delta T to increase efficiencies of unit, LG Variable Refrigerant Flow System