Senior Principal, Populous
Jon Knight is a Senior Principal at Populous and an expert in designing connected experiences at stadiums across the nation. With more than 25 years of experience working with major sports clients across the globe, Jon has established himself as a thought leader and accomplished storyteller for the iconic buildings that become anchors for cities and future development. Jon’s ability to bring clients’ brands to life through design has been evidenced at such award-winning buildings as Gillette Stadium, the New Arrowhead and Sporting Park. Jon works closely with clients and creative design teams at the firm to develop integrated and lasting design solutions that generate revenue for teams. He has an innate understanding of how design shapes the fan experience and how teams can further their brands through renovations or new buildings.
Jon has led the design for more than 30 of the firm’s most iconic stadia projects throughout the United States. In addition to incorporating the latest trends in technology, sustainability and fan amenities, Jon’s designs tell a distinct story about their teams, their cities and their fans: at Heinz Field, he captured the unwavering spirit of the Steel City; his design of Sporting Kansas City’s Sporting Park follows the movement of the ‘beautiful game’ by bringing to life the motion of the soccer ball and the athletes on the field. Jon has become a trusted advisor to clients and a frequent commentator on sports facility design trends and the evolution of the role sport plays in society.