International firm AECOM will be named the architect of the Kings' proposed downtown Sacramento arena on Sunday, reports Tony Bizjak of the Sacramento Bee. AECOM designed 11 current NBA facilities, and was in charge of the master design plan for the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics in London and Rio, respectively. AECOM also designed Aggies Stadium at UC Davis.
Bizjak reports that the Kings will announce the decision on Sunday. The team had interviewed a number of firms a few weeks back. AECOM, you'll remember, did the design study on a potential arena in the Downtown Plaza months ago.
The construction team is complete: Turner Construction (construction), ICON Group (project management) and Mark Friedman (developer) have already been hired. Chris Granger told the Bee the team is now looking to get shovels in the ground in August or September 2014.
AECOM's most recent NBA building is Barclays Center in Brooklyn. That's the photo in this post.