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160 W. Fort St.Detroit, Michigan, United States
ROSSETTI is an architectural design and planning firm headquartered in Detroit, Michigan The firm engages in the design of professional sports stadiums, arenas, entertainment venues, institutions and commercial buildings. Within the past decade, ROSSETTI has also focused on designing sports anchored developments and master planning, where stadiums are designed and planned to carefully integrate into an urban environment.
- 1 History
- 2 Projects
- 3 References and further reading
- 4 References
- 5 External links
ROSSETTI is a privately owned architectural firm that was founded in Detroit, in 1969, by Gino Rossetti. In 1999, the firm's ownership was passed onto his son, Matt Rossetti.
The firm's early projects centered on health care facilities, corporate headquarters, interiors, retail and master planning. The firm began approaching the sports and entertainment industry after ROSSETTI was contracted in 1984 to design The Palace of Auburn Hills. The project, which broke ground in 1986, and opened in 1988, marked the firms first major success in sports entertainment.
Today, ROSSETTI works with clients worldwide on a wide variety of projects, with a focus on sports and entertainment. ROSSETTI's focus globally is in Asia and Europe.
The Palace of Auburn Hills
- ROSSETTI designed and engineered a new hospitality suite product for the Palace of Auburn Hills (where the lower and mid-level suites were located). Prior to this, "Sky Box" suites were commonly located along the upper concourse of arenas. Placed within the lower seating bowls, the hospitality suites at the Palace were the first of their kind.
Return on Design
- ROSSETTI has provided ROD analyses for two dozen clients evaluating the fan and VIP experience, hospitality segmentation, sponsor activation and more. For new venues, ROD programs spaces for revenue generation. For existing venues, new premium products secure necessary renovations while providing a return on investment within 2–5 years.
Research and Development
- ROSSETTI R&D developed and launched Sightline Designer in 2012, which is a parametric plug-in for Grasshopper which allows designers the ability to interactively design 3D seating bowls. Clients and designers experience, in real-time, the effects of design decisions on spectator viewing quality, the shape of the seating bowl and heights of concourses.
- Stroh Center, Bowling Green, Ohio – Bowling Green Falcons (2011)
- Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan – Eastern Michigan Eagles (1998)
- Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, Virginia – Old Dominion Monarchs (2002)
- Marriott Center, Provo, Utah – Brigham Young University Cougars (2011)
- Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan – University of Detroit
- Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Michigan Wolverines (2010)
- Compton Family Ice Arena, Notre Dame, Indiana – Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2011)
- Lynah Rink, Ithica,New York – Cornell Big Red (2004)
- Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama – University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers (2003)
- Ridder Arena, Minneapolis,Minnesota – Minnesota Golden Gophers (2002)
- MacInnes Student Ice Arena, Houghton, Michigan – Michigan Tech Huskies (2007)
- Taffy Abel Arena, Sault Ste. Marie,Michigan – Lake Superior State Lakers (1996)
- Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon, South Korea – Incheon United (2012)
- Tele2 Arena, Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden – Djurgardens IF (2013)-in partnership with White Architects
Minor League Hockey
- Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan – Grand Rapids Griffins (1996)
- Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California – Ontario Reign (2008)
- Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, California – Bakersfield Condors (1997)
MLS Soccer Stadiums
- StubHub Center, Carson, California – LA Galaxy (2003)
- Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois – Chicago Fire (2006)
- Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah – Real Salt Lake (2008)
- Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania – Philadelphia Union (2010)
- Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey – New York Red Bulls (2010)
- The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan – Detroit Pistons (1988)
- TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts – Boston Celtics (2014)
NBA Training Facilities
- TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts – Boston Bruins (2014)
- Staples Center, Los Angeles, California – Los Angeles Kings (2009)
- Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia – Vancouver Canucks (2009)
- Palladium, Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Senators (1996)
- Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Senators (2005)
- Edmonton NHL Arena, Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton Oilers (2008)
- USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, New York – United States Tennis Association (1996)
- Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, California (2000)
- Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Miami, Florida (1992)
References and further reading
- Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher (2002). AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3.
- Meyer, Katherine Mattingly and Martin C.P. McElroy with Introduction by W. Hawkins Ferry, Hon A.I.A. (1980). Detroit Architecture A.I.A. Guide Revised Edition. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1651-4.
- Serious Fun (Three Generations by Reed Kroloff)
- Carter, David M. (2011). Money Games: Profiting from the Convergence of Sports and Entertainment. Stanford UP. ISBN 0-8047-5955-3.
- "Contact." ROSSETTI. Retrieved on November 16, 2009.