• ASU Sun Devil Stadium

    Sun Devil Stadium was built in various stages, beginning with the lower bowl in 1958 and concluding with the press box which was added in1988. As a result of various factors, including the deterioration of structural components within the stadium, as well as competition from newer venues elsewhere in Valley, ASU launched an ambitious plan to replace the stadium with up-to-date features. The new concept developed by Future Cities includes wider seating treads, a smaller upper deck with seats aligned to the best views, new club and lounge levels, and a dramatic new shade structure.

  • Comerica Theatre

    Comerica Theatre

    The facility is a 5,000-seat live performance venue designed to satisfy the full spectrum of the touring concert market between 3,000-seats and 18,000-seats. It includes a full fly tower and flexible seating that can convert from Broadway touring productions to center stage boxing. Even though there are many touring shows that prefer an in-between sized venue in which to perform, this is an underserved niche that exists in most markets throughout the country.

  • Douglas Ranch

    Douglas Ranch

    Maricopa County is the one of fastest growing counties in the United States and has experienced population increases of 100,000 each year for the past 7 years. As a result, government sanctioned sprawl has created serious issues of sustainability in the region. In 2007, El Dorado Holdings commissioned Future Cities to conduct a planning study for a 34,000-acre planned city outside of Phoenix that would eventually serve a resident population of 250,000. Future Cities, working with Arup Associates produced a planning study that demonstrated the basis for urban planning as a model for sustainable practices as the new communities develop over time.

    The study focused on process and principles and showcased precedent case studies, both domestically and internationally, scale comparisons, urban core configurations, and regional alternative energy, water, waste systems and transportation systems that allowed a series of connected cores to be developed over the course of time.

  • Fashion Show

    Fashion Show

    Fashion Show is the largest retail shopping destination on Las Vegas Boulevard with eight fashion-based department stores and over 250 retail shops located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. It is now one of the largest shopping centers in the nation as a result of a $1 billion, four-year renovation and expansion project that more than doubled the size of the center to over 1.9 million square feet. The expansion includes several one-of-a-kind features that make shopping at Fashion Show a unique experience in retail.

    One of those is the Great Hall, which includes central 80-foot-long retractable runway which rises out of the floor and becomes the site for fashion shows and other special productions. Another is a 480-foot-long ‘Cloud’ structure above a 72,000 square-foot plaza on the Las Vegas Strip emphasizing multi-media experiences of both fashion images and live fashion show events as well as an 11,288 square-foot food venue with seating for 1,500.

  • Georgia Tech Coliseum

    Georgia Tech Alexander Memorial Coliseum

    The first step in exploring better options and a better planning process was to create broad agreement on what the current operating constraints are, and what some of the most obvious unrealized potentials might be.  To that end, Future Cities and consultants, Georgia Tech facility operators, Athletics, facility planning and campus architects met on July 29 and 30, 2009 to discuss various methodologies to modernize the AMC and to identify its underutilized assets. The process was structured to identify existing and accumulating deficiencies, explore new opportunities, and then outline achievable goals.

    Results of the workshop were outlined in a report and illustrated a hierarchy of interventions that would, if implemented, result in a modern collegiate arena with maximum fan comfort, greater operating efficiencies, and new and more profitable revenue opportunities. The new arena is currently under construction.

  • Golden State Warriors

    Golden State Warriors Waterfront Arena

    The new arena for the NBA Golden State Warriors is currently being designed for a site at piers 30-32 along San Francisco’s famed Embarcadero. The Warrior’s commissioned Future Cities in February 2012 to assist in the evaluation of sites, to develop preliminary programming and concept designs, and to lead in the selection of principal architects AECOM / Snøhetta.

  • Hong Kong Theatre

    Hong Kong Theatre

    Positioned as a major attraction in the new waterfront development near thriving retail and commercial developments, the concept study imagined a Hong Kong that is a leader in entertainment and tourism through the development of a strategically designed large and modern theatre. The new theatre would serve as part of the necessary array of performance and sports venues that will help make Hong Kong a competitive attraction when compared to other destinations such as Macao.

    The Theatre would depart from more traditional theaters primarily in its premium seating opportunities and other revenue development capability, much more like the revenue basis for modern-era sports arenas. Some of those components include special food and beverage operations at multiple levels of the theatre, Luxury suites for theatre sponsors, clubs and lounges that can operate either in support of a show, or after-hours as well. These features create partnerships with national and international business interests and are what makes private sector financing of the project possible, while keeping ticket pricing and most amenities easily affordable to the general public.

  • Jackson Street Entertainment District

    Jackson Street Entertainment District

    Jackson Street was envisioned as Phoenix’ first urban creative class, sustainable, live-work play district, with economic and community benefits helping to shape the positive evolution of the City’s downtown. Its development held out the promise of influencing entertainment choices and leisure time pursuits for residents throughout the region. Bordered by Jefferson Street to the north, 4th Street and Chase Field ballpark to the east, Central Avenue to the West, and the railroad tracks to the south, the total area is approximately 33.5 acres, 10 acres of which form the arena block and proposed “W” hotel site. Specific uses projected for the District included a concentration of urban loft and condo residential ranging from affordable lofts to high end luxury Condos, boutique offices, service and lifestyle retail, restaurants, clubs and lounges, music and entertainment venues, outdoor street events such as farmer’s markets, art walks, etc., as well as the continued use and support of the existing arena and stadium.

  • Nokia Live Theatre

    Nokia Live Theater

    In 2002, Future Cities was commissioned by AEG to create the concept for the 7000-seat theatre for its planned LA Live development in Los Angeles. Like the Dodge Theatre, Nokia Live was programmed to be operated by staff who managed the nearby arena – in this case, Staples Center – and to capture those events that were better staged in a traditional theatre setting. Los Angeles serves as host to many one-of-a-kind events such as awards programs like the Emmys, and the Grammies. Completed in 2007, Nokia Live serves as an activator to the central plaza around which LA Live is developed.

  • OC NFL Study

    Orange County NFL Stadium Study

    The study explored the possibilities of a new NFL stadium-centric development surrounded by ancillary mixed-use development designed to bring multiple benefits to Irvine and surrounding Orange County, including economic, real estate, retail, tourism, entertainment, sports, recreation, cultural and community pride benefits. The proposed site is located near the I-5 & 405 Interchange, adjacent to the Irvine Transportation Center with its Metro Link and Amtrak rails and two major toll ways, bordered by major surface streets & minutes from John Wayne Airport.

  • Pauley Pavilion

    Pauley Pavilion

    In October, 2006, Future Cities was commissioned to conduct an ‘Issue and Opportunities’ workshop to advance concepts for a next generation Pauley Pavilion—UCLA’s iconic indoor arena. The process was designed to be an immersive and interactive brainstorming technique that had been employed by Future Cities on other arena development programs (America West Arena in 2000, and Charlotte in 2002) to quickly evaluate unrealized opportunities and uncover best approaches to create beneficial change.

  • Rio Salado Eco District

    Rio Salado Eco District

    The Rio Salado ecoDistrict Master Plan and Stadium Study demonstrates an extraordinary opportunity for Arizona State University to use its underdeveloped real estate assets to advance a number of stated goals. The most important of these is the creation of long-term economic viability realized through the development of a new built environment emblematic of ASU’s aspirations to lead in sustainable urbanism. Implementation would also advance next generation sports and event marketing strategies and promote district-wide sponsorships that create additional value and enduring commercial partnerships.

  • Staples Center

    Staples Center

    Michael Hallmark served as the Principal Architect for AEG’s 19,000-seat arena, home of the NBA Clippers, NBA Lakers, WNBA Sparks and the NHL Kings. The facility is best known for its extensive programmed uses, serving not only the most professional indoor sports teams of any arena in the world, but also a large number of concerts and family show uses. The venue has two means of dock access points to the arena floor to facilitate concerts, conventions, awards programs and other additional sporting events. Other design features include three levels of suites at the mid-concourse level, a multi-story club with views to the event floor and the downtown skyline of Los Angeles.

  • US Airways Center

    US Airways Center

    The Arena, renamed US Airways Center midway through the project, has become the first of the new generation of privately financed arena venues to recognize the need for complete and systematic regeneration through sponsorship and premium product upgrades. The project was initiated in a 48-hour workshop format where most of the principle elements were conceived, and eventually implemented. Noteworthy elements include a new entry pavilion, team store, new clubs and lounges, as well as an outdoor broadcast studio for pre and postgame shows.

  • USAplace

    At the crossroads of commerce, culture and new ideas

    Located along Tempe’s historic Mill Avenue, at the intersection of University Drive, the context is unprecedented. USA Place will create a concentrated commercial district, well served by light rail and featuring a 330-room OMNI Hotel and Conference Center, the new National Headquarters of USA Basketball, 500 urban residences lining retail streets designed for people who prefer to walk – to work, to restaurants and the theater, and to services one expects in quality urban living.

  • Victory Plaza (AT&T Plaza)

    Victory Plaza (AT&T Plaza)

    At the heart of VICTORY is the high-energy entertainment core – ATT Plaza. Designed by Sean Duncan, two flanking 80,000 square foot buildings “bookend” the Plaza with nightclubs, restaurants, retail and loft-style offices. These become both the entry forecourt to the American Airlines Center and the gateway to VICTORY. The district is also the home of the Victory Media Network: “VMN”, a select set of digital and broadcast media elements are integrated within an interactive network that will pair new visual-display technologies within an environmental media platform for branded messaging, live events, product launches, collections exhibits, hospitality and banquet events.

  • WaMu Theater

    WaMu Theater

    The Seattle SeaHawks and AEG commissioned Future Cities to develop a portable 5,000-seat theatre venue in Seattle, which could transform exhibition space at Qwest Field into a fully functioning theater—then revert to its original exhibition format. The solution was to create a series of portable components that included concession operations, seating, staging, rigging, walls of curtains and appropriate sound control panels. Like the touring shows themselves who crated and transported their necessary equipment and assembled for each performance, the entire theatre was conceived of in this manner. Utilizing the existing shell of the convention center as the weather enclosure, and the underutilized restrooms and service areas, the cost of construction was 1/10th of comparably sized venues elsewhere.

  • ASU Sun Devil Stadium

  • Comerica Theatre

    Comerica Theatre

  • Douglas Ranch

    Douglas Ranch

  • Fashion Show

    Fashion Show

  • Georgia Tech Coliseum

    Georgia Tech Coliseum

  • Golden State Warriors

    Golden State Warriors

  • Hong Kong Theatre

    Hong Kong Theatre

  • Jackson Street Entertainment District

    Jackson Street Entertainment District

  • Nokia Live Theatre

    Nokia Live Theatre

  • OC NFL Study

    OC NFL Study

  • Pauley Pavilion

    Pauley Pavilion

  • Rio Salado Eco District

    Rio Salado Eco District

  • Staples Center

    Staples Center

  • US Airways Center

    US Airways Center

  • USAplace

  • Victory Plaza (AT&T Plaza)

    Victory Plaza (AT&T Plaza)

  • WaMu Theater

    WaMu Theater