Three questions to the Architect John Hutchings

What is the primary trend influencing sports stadium design in the future?
Integrating e-sports into physical facilities is a huge opportunity. Our stadiums, ballparks and arenas should better harness the interest and passion surrounding e-sports.

Which is your favourite sports facility?
And why?

This is definitely the U.S. Bank Stadium. It represents the cumulation of 38-years of HKS’ sports practice and expertise. We learn something with each project and each stadium, and we applied those learnings in new ways to U.S. Bank to innovate on every level.

Which is your favourite sport and favourite club? What does this sport mean to you as an architect?
I love American football and Major League Baseball. I grew up watching the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers, so it’s a dream come true to design stadiums and arenas for them now.