SoFi Stadium serves as the centerpiece of a 298-acre entertainment district, part of a major redevelopment effort in Los Angeles. The district includes YouTube Theater, 2,500 residential units, 2M square-feet of retail and office space, and 25-acres of public parks.
As a multi-purpose stadium, the engineering and technology systems were designed to create an enjoyable environment for up to 100,000 fans and allow for flexibility in the venue. Henderson Engineers led the systems design for club spaces, suites and VIP areas, press box, concessions, locker rooms, and underground parking. We designed a robust development-wide electronic physical security system with both primary and multiple secondary command posts. A campus-wide central plant for chilled water and headed water was included in the project. Our systems also support a transparent canopy that shelters fans while allowing natural sunlight to wash across the field during the game. The canopy is made from durable and sustainable flourine-based plastic to minimize environmental impact.
Sustainability and energy efficient systems were essential to the project. By performing a micro-climate analysis based on the stadium’s location, we were able to evaluate bowl cooling options. In addition, we preformed life cycle analysis of energy sources and building systems and LED lighting pay back analysis. The project’s sustainable strategies meet all Title 24 and Cal Green requirements. The engineering and technology systems are designed to not only create an enjoyable environment for fans, but also allow for flexibility in the venue.
Approx. 3,100,000 SF
Acoustics, Architectural Lighting, Audio-Video, Electrical, Fire & Life Safety, Mechanical, Plumbing, Security, Sustainability, Telecom
The Game Changer Award, Project of the Year, Architectural Engineering Project of the Year, Architectural Awards Grand Prize, Design Awards Healthcare/Institutional/Civic Merit, 2021 Prix Versailles World Prize for Architecture and Design Sports Category