Prize(s) Winners in Interior Architectural Illumination
Company Lam Partners
Lead Designers James R. Perry
Other Designer's names Keith Yancey, Paul Zaferiou, Jennifer Sanborn, Lisa Wong, Dan Weissman, Jack Risser, Maggie Golden
Architecture Company HKS, Inc.
Client Kroenke Sports and Entertainment
Photo Credits Bruce Damonte, Nic Lehoux
Other Credits Studio-MLA (LA), Henderson Engineering (EE), KGM Lighting – Suites and Clubs
Completion Date May 2021
Project Location Inglewood, CA
Entry DescriptionApproaching SoFi Stadium, one immediately realizes this is an architectural marvel unlike any other NFL stadium ever constructed. Encompassing 3.1 million square feet of outdoor-indoor space, this open-air structure is the NFL’s largest venue. Situated under one monumental roof canopy, three state-of-the-art venues – the 70,000-seat stadium, 2.5-acre covered plaza and 6,000-seat performance venue – provide unique fan and entertainment experiences without rival. The structure radiates the lighting energy from within, organically coming to life with ever-changing dynamic lighting effects, which transform the perforated metal panel façade into a theatrical scrim-like curtain that veils the excitement beyond. RGBW fixtures concealed within the structure work in tandem with exterior ground mounted LED floodlights to accentuate the curvature of the canopy, creating a transparency that varies from day to night and from one elevation to another. Over 1,000 fixtures create mystery and intrigue within the lantern-like, luminous façade as it rises up, revealing the stadium within.