The NBA's Sacramento Kings announced that AECOM will serve as lead architect for a planned $448 million downtown entertainment and sports complex.
AECOM is responsible for design of the London 2012 Olympic Park and is also designing the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Park. The firm has served as lead architect of 11 NBA arenas, including the Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.
"We have assembled the best artists in the world to design and build the new arena," said Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé. "From the Bird's Nest in Beijing to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, AECOM has the resume to design and create the most technologically advanced and fan-centric arena in the world."
The Kings also selected ICON Venue Group as the project manager and Turner as the lead builder.
AECOM plans to have conceptual renderings ready this fall and final design completed in early- to mid-2014. AECOM will do all the architectural design work in Sacramento to ensure ongoing local input in the design process.