Dan is recognised as one of the world’s foremost designers of sports and entertainment venues. His career spans 25 years specialising in sports and entertainment architecture and he now serves as the Global Director of Sport for Woods Bagot. He began his career in large-scale civic and commercial architecture and, as a young designer, worked on award-winning office towers in Chicago, New York, Germany and South Africa. Dan has designed numerous ground-breaking sports and entertainment facilities including: Manchester Evening News Arena, England; Saitama Arena, Japan; Comerica Theatre, Phoenix USA; Safeco Field, Seattle USA; Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia USA and Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati USA – the first NFL facility to ever win an AIA Honor Award. Dan’s design for Los Angeles’ Staples Center has been heralded as the ‘greatest arena ever built,’ and he was featured in Time Magazine as one of their ’100 Innovators in the World of Sports’.