Rossetti Architects

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Founded 1969
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan,

ROSSETTI is an architectural design and planning firm headquartered in Detroit, Michigan[1] The firm is involved in the design of professional sports stadiums, arenas, entertainment venues, institutions and commercial buildings. ROSSETTI is a lead believer of the concept of sports anchored developments and master planning, where stadiums are designed and planned to carefully integrate into an urban environment.


ROSSETTI was established in 1969 by Louis Gino Rossetti.

The firm experienced its early success with several major healthcare projects. It quickly developed in several areas including corporate headquarters, hospitality, interiors, retail, master planning, and in the last twenty years, sports and entertainment. In 1999 Gino Rossetti's son, Matt Rossetti became president of the firm. He represents the third generation of architects including Louis Rossetti, Gino Rossetti and Matt Rossetti

Today,ROSSETTI's sports practice includes design for many types of sport – international games, professional, collegiate and recreation. The firm’s projects also include venues for football, soccer, tennis, auto racing, hockey, basketball, baseball, and entertainment.


  1. Architecture
  2. Master planning
  3. Interior
  4. Graphics
  5. Programming
  6. Sustainable Design
  7. Cost Estimating
  8. Building
  9. Site Evaluation
  10. Documentation
  11. Bid/Construction Administration
  12. Retail Planning
  13. Interior Design
  14. Feasibility Studies
  15. Urban Design
  16. Space Planning
  17. Furniture Evaluation/Selection
  18. Environmental Graphics/Wayfinding
  19. Signage
  20. Exhibit Design
  21. Interactive Design
  22. Identity Design
  • Fund-Raising Materials

Innovations in Sports Design[edit]

The Palace[edit]

  • The firm revolutionized the sports industry with its design of hospitality suites in the lower and mid-bowls at the Palace of Auburn Hills, making it economically viable for sports teams to privatize their facilities instead of relying solely on taxpayer dollars.
  • Prior to 1988, suites were called Sky boxes and located along the upper concourse at arenas. ROSSETTI designed the Detroit Pistons Arena's hospitality suites into the lower and mid-seating bowels, becoming the first to use this new design. This new revenue stream allowed the Detroit Pistons Arena to be the first privately funded arena in North America.
  • ROSSETTI’s work in sports anchored developments fully integrates sports facilities into the urban environment and has become a successful model to catalyze growth for declining cities. For example, Van Andel Arena transformed the most blighted section of Grand Rapids, Michigan into its vibrant heart with $175 million in ancillary development over five years. In addition, projects in Incheon, South Korea; Edmonton, Canada; Stockholm, Sweden; and New York City.

Current and Past Projects[edit]

  • 2013: Tele2 Arena
  • 2012: University of Notre Dame Hockey Arena [1]
  • 2011: Rock Companies Executive Suites
  • 2011: Quicken Loans Qube
  • 2011: Stroh Center, Bowling Green State University
  • 2011: Incheon Football Stadium and Sung Ui Arena Park
  • 2010: Michigan International Speedway/Pit Road Suites
  • 2010: PPL Park for the Philadelphia Union
  • 2010: Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium for Kennesaw State University and the Atlanta Beat
  • 2010: Detroit Medical Center New Hart Hospital
  • 2009: Greektown Casino & Hotel
  • 2009: The Thacher School Dormitory Building
  • 2008: Los Angeles Clippers Training Center [2]
  • 2008: Red Bull Arena for the New York Red Bulls
  • 2008: Rio Tinto Stadium for Real Salt Lake
  • 2008: Citizens Business Bank Arena [3]
  • 2008: Renovations to Scotiabank Place
  • 2008: Renovations to St. Pete Times Forum
  • 2008: FIU Stadium for the Florida International University Golden Panthers
  • 2007: Orange Coast College Fitness Complex [4]
  • 2007: University of California, Irvine Student Center Expansion
  • 2007: Plaza El Segundo: The Edge & The Collection Retail
  • 2006: Toyota Park for the Chicago Fire
  • 2006: Palace of Auburn Hills North Entry Addition
  • 2005: Domino's World Resource Center
  • 2003: The Home Depot Center
  • 2003: Compuware Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan
  • 2003: North Oakland YMCA, Auburn Hills, Michigan
  • 2003: Troy Community Center, Troy, Michigan
  • 2002: Ford Field for the Detroit Lions
  • 2002: Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University
  • 2002: Wayne State University Welcome Center
  • 2002: Two Town Square, Southfield, Michigan
  • 2000: Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home of the BNP Paribas Open
  • 2000: Amtrak Station & Transit Hub, Bakersfield, CA
  • 1998: Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA
  • 1998: Convocation Center (Eastern Michigan University)
  • 1997: USTA National Tennis Center, site of the US Open,Flushing Meadows, NY
  • 1996: Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1996: Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI
  • 1994: Tennis Center at Crandon Park Home of the Sony Ericsson Open
  • 1992: One Town Square, Southfield, Michigan
  • 1988: Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills,MI

References and further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact." ROSSETTI. Retrieved on November 16, 2009.

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