International architecture practice Populous has been selected to design the master plan for the athletics facilities at Northwestern University in Illinois, US.
The university plans to renovate its existing buildings and develop new facilities following a study, which begins this month.
The study will include the athletics campus surrounding Ryan Field as well as playing fields and recreation buildings on the main campus.
The study will aim to align the athletics facilities' design and use with new services, identify priorities for improvements or options for existing facilities, and propose strategies to stage renovations.
The draft of the facilities master plan will be presented to the university community for review and evaluation next year.