CannonDesign is thrilled to announce Eric Einhorn, AIA, LEED AP has joined our firm to lead our Washington, DC sports practice. A dynamic and proven sports design leader, Eric has delivered more than 60 successful national projects and worked on numerous college campuses during his career. He will focus on growing CannonDesign’s sports presence and practice with collegiate, civic and professional athletics programs nationally. He joins a team just recently ranked the #11 sports practice in the US according to Building Design + Construction.
“Eric brings a proven record of client satisfaction and design excellence to our firm, and we’re excited to have him as part of our team,” said Roland Lemke, Washington DC Office Practice Leader for CannonDesign. “Eric’s presence amplifies our ability to help all institutions seeking leading-edge athletics design solutions.”
Well-versed in sports design and the full breadth of project delivery, Eric stands out for his ability to help clients successfully navigate master planning, design development, project delivery and budget control for stadiums, arenas, ballparks, practice and training facilities, and team operation centers. He’s led major trendsetting projects for signature institutions throughout all levels of collegiate athletics including the new Athletes Village at the University of Minnesota, Sanford Stadium and Butts-Mehre Improvements Study at the University of Georgia, Zable Stadium at the College of William & Mary, Casey Stadium at the University at Albany, and Byrd Stadium at the University of Maryland.
“CannonDesign is one of the most innovative design firms in the world, and I am excited to be joining their sports practice,” said Einhorn. “The way people engage with stadia and athletic facilities today is dynamically evolving. Creating solutions that both facilitate opportunities for program success to enhancing the game day experience are passions of mine. I look forward to helping our current and future CannonDesign clients advance breakthrough ideas for how athletes, fans, coaches and communities experience and engage with these facilities. And as a native Washingtonian, I am ecstatic to be able to grow the practice of sports architecture in my hometown of DC.”
CannonDesign’s recent sports projects include the University of Maryland’s Cole Field House, the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Campus Event Center, Virginia Tech’s new English Field at Union Park, University of Vermont’s Multipurpose Center, and University of Southern Indiana’s new Arena.