AECOM to lead design of Inglewood Basketball Center in California

9 August 2019 (Last Updated August 9th, 2019 10:00)

Engineering firm Aecom has been selected to lead the design of the Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center in California, US.

AECOM to lead design of Inglewood Basketball Center in California
AECOM will design the new home ground of the LA Clippers. Credit: Pablo Fernández on Flickr.

Engineering firm Aecom has been selected to lead the design of the Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center in California, US.

The design team includes Walter P Moore, Hood Design Studio, and Anderson Barker Architects with City Design Studio.

This new centre will be the home ground of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.

Expected to complete in 2024, the centre will include a concert stage, basketball courts and a multipurpose plaza.

It will also include a community space where people can watch games and movie premieres on a LED screen.

AECOM chairman and CEO Michael S Burke said: “Our industry-leading architects, engineers and sports specialists continue to showcase what’s possible for modern sports and entertainment facilities when you combine passion, expertise and an ambitious vision.’’

The design of the centre was inspired by a basketball passing through a net. The outer part of the building is made of a series of diamond-shaped metal panels.

These panels have multiple uses that can change according to the part of the building, which focuses on the fan experience by offering a variety of events.

AECOM’s design proposes a centre where technology and sport create a community to enhance the Inglewood community engagement. The project also follows energy conservation techniques to ensure it adheres to the requirements of California Energy Commission Net Zero.

AECOM also aspires to achieve the LEED Gold certification for energy optimisation.

It will be responsible for architecture, cost consulting, and air quality, mechanical, electrical and plumbing works and geotechnical services.

In May, the AECOM joint venture received a $107.4m design-build contract from the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) to develop four new correctional facilities.