AECOM celebrates groundbreaking of Intuit Dome, future home of the LA Clippers

19 September 2021
AECOM celebrates groundbreaking of Intuit Dome, future home of the LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (September 17, 2021) — AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today celebrated the groundbreaking of Intuit Dome, future home of the LA Clippers. AECOM previously announced that it is lead designer of the iconic new arena and event venue in Inglewood, California. In addition, a joint venture of AECOM Hunt and Turner Construction is serving as construction manager of the facility.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion together with the Clippers, Intuit Dome and all of our project and community partners,” said Troy Rudd, AECOM’s chief executive. “Over the last few years, our expert team of industry-leading architects, engineers, construction management professionals, and sports specialists have been hard at work perfecting and planning for this moment. This world-class facility truly reflects the ambitious vision of Clippers’ leadership, energy of the community, and intense passion of the amazing fans. We can’t wait to bring it to life and see it in action.”

Intuit Dome is designed for optimal and intimate engagement of community and fans, with a visually dynamic and structurally efficient silhouette. It will be defined by a steel frame with diagrid geometry, inspired by the elegant form of a basketball net as a ball passes through it. Intuit Dome will embrace both enhanced environmental performance and fan experience, taking advantage of the Southern California climate through an indoor-outdoor approach that allows for a naturally ventilated entrance and upper concourse. A solar-optimized building shell will balance natural light and solar heat gain.

“It’s been an honor and pleasure to work with Steve Ballmer, Dennis Wong, and the LA Clippers leadership team from project origin to this exciting milestone,” said Bill Hanway, lead of AECOM’s sports design practice. “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the process of working with the Clippers to develop a unique, high-performance design that’s representative of the character of the team and Los Angeles itself – powerful, exciting, and committed to the experience of place, purpose, and community. Visitors to the facility will not have to prioritize one experience over another at games or concerts – they can have it all.”

In addition to AECOM, the core design team includes Anderson Barker Architects, Hood Design Studio, City Design Studio, Walter P. Moore, Henderson Engineering, and Labib Funk & Associates, among many others. Intuit Dome is scheduled to open for the 2024-25 National Basketball Association season. It is located at West Century Boulevard and South Prairie Avenue in Inglewood, California, adjacent to the recently completed SoFi Stadium, the Forum, and Hollywood Park.