September Program: Becoming a Major Player in the Sports Arena

September 09, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

150 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601


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Andy Holub, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager, Turner Construction Company
Andy has over 19 years of experience in the A/E/C industry and holds a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His notable sports project experience includes the Chicago Bear’s Soldier Field Miller Deck, Kerry Wood Cubs Field, and the University of Illinois at Chicago Curtis Granderson Stadium.

Panelists will include: 

Mike Harms, Project Executive, ICON Venue Group
Mike has over 25 years experience with public and private clients on major developments in the construction management industry. He holds a B.S. in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from the University of Colorado Denver. Mike's notable project experience includes the recent Wrigley Field Restoration, CSU Multiuse Stadium and the Minnesota Vikings Stadium.

Anthony Montalto, AIA, Vice President and Midwest Design Director, HKS
Anthony has over 20 years of experience working on a variety of project types that span the globe from Chicago and New York to Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City. He specializes in sports, mixed-use, hospitality and corporate headquarters facilities. His sports projects include Soldier Field, Edward Jones Stadium for the St. Louis Rams, Fenway Park, and Purdue University’s new South Endzone. He has a unique perspective on the design and construction process for sports facilities having acted as a liaison between contractor and designer as well as participating in solution evaluation from owner expectations, scope and constructability perspectives. Anthony received a Master of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is responsible for overseeing all design initiatives for the HKS Midwest Region and has received numerous awards and accolades for his work.

Gary Storm, P.E., LEED AP, Senior Principal, Thornton Tomasetti

Gary Storm joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2005 and serves as a Senior Principal in the firm’s Kansas City office. He has more than 30 years of structural engineering experience, including over 20 years of stadium and arena design. He specializes in the design of long-span roof structures for stadiums and arenas around the world. Mr. Storm has extensive experience with structural renovations, additions and improvements to existing structures, as well as rigging engineering for large-scale and complex entertainment events. Notable sports projects in his portfolio include the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN; Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY; Bridgestone Arena Renovations in Nashville, TN; CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburg, PA; Mercedes-Benz Superdome Renovations in New Orleans, LA; MGM Arena in Las Vegas, NV; Lambeau Field Expansion in Green Bay, WI; and University of Virginia, John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA.

Gary received his master’s degree in structural engineering and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The University of Kansas. He is a registered professional engineer in 19 states and a LEED Accredited Professional. Mr. Storm is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the International Concrete Repair Institute, American Institute of Steel Construction, Engineers Club of Kansas City and the Missouri Structural Assessment and Visual Evaluation of Buildings and Vertical Structures Coalition.

Michael Day, Vice President and Senior Project Manager, HOK

Michael is a senior project manager and regional director of HOK's global Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice based in the Kansas City office.

Over the past decade, Michael has played an instrumental role in the design and delivery of a wide range of projects, including sports facilities, restaurants, residences and office buildings. A proven project manager with strong conceptual, creative and technical skills, he is adept at working with diverse constituents to translate user needs into functional and innovative solutions.

Michael’s recent work includes the New Atlanta Stadium home to the NFL Falcons and MLS Atlanta United FC in Atlanta; Advocate Center for the NBA Bulls in Chicago, Ill.; Rogers Place for the NHL Oilers in Edmonton, AB, Canada; Sun Life Stadium Modernization for the NFL Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla.; Basrah Sport City in Basrah, Iraq; renovations to the United Center for the NBA Bulls and NHL Blackhawks and the award-winning Huntington Park of the Triple-A Clippers in Columbus, Ohio.

Michael studied Architecture at the University of Kansas. Prior to joining HOK, Micheal worked as part of a design build network on a variety of commercial and residential projects.

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