Crawford Architecture is the master planning and environmental review partner for the New Aloha Stadium project.
You may not have heard the name, but you’ve probably seen their work. Crawford’s projects include CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks and TCF Bank Stadium, the football stadium at the University of Minnesota.
More recently, they did a project that more closely resembles the scope of New Aloha Stadium — a new, 19,000-seat football stadium at South Dakota State University.
Stacey Jones, a founder and owner of Crawford Architecture, is the lead on the project. The firm recently opened a Honolulu office in the Pacific Guardian Building on Bishop St.
The company’s initial work on the project, in early 2019, was to investigate six possible sites for the new stadium. Their conclusion, according to Jones:
“In the end, our analysis affirmed what many had intuitively thought — that the existing Aloha Stadium site in Halawa is best suited for this purpose.”
Jones, who counts himself as a passionate surfer, sounds just as passionate about the stadium project.
“Hawaiʻi has an incredible opportunity to create a world-class sports and entertainment venue, especially given its unique and enviable location in the middle of the Pacific.”
The firm is currently working on the Environmental Impact Statement for the project, which is due to be completed in the summer of 2020.
In the meantime, Crawford, in collaboration with project partners WT Partnership, AHL , and state officials, created this awesome video showing three possible options for the site.
Crawford has an Australian HQ in Sydney and a U.S. HQ in Kansas City, Missouri. The firm also has branch offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, in addition to the new Honolulu office.