Lerch Bates Stays Busy Consultant lands major stadium contract and hires a regional manager.
Lerch Bates Inc. has been hired to design the verticaltransportation system for the US$1.4-billion stadium being built in downtown Atlanta. Boasting a first-of-its-kind, eight-piece, retractable roof that mimics a camera shutter, the stadium will replace the Georgia Dome as the new home of the National Football League’s (NFL) Atlanta Falcons, in addition to a yet-tobe-named professional soccer team. The complex is scheduled for completion in 2017. Lerch Bates West Vice President Jeff Marsh observed: “The facility is a highly creative sports and entertainment complex that will help ensure the city continues to attract worldclass sporting and cultural events. Lerch Bates is honored to be part of the team designing and constructing this new landmark for one of America’s leading cities.”
Maass to Lead L.A. Office
Lerch Bates has hired Melanie Maass to lead its Los Angeles (L.A.) office. She has more than 17 years of experience, including serving as sales, service and modernization manager for Otis in the San Francisco Bay and greater L.A./Orange County markets. She designed data-driven methods to increase company profits, and provided training and support to the company’s service, new-business and modernization departments. She holds a BS in Business Administration and International Business from San Francisco State University, an MA in Humanities and Leadership from the New College of California and a PsyD in Organization Development from the California School of Professional Psychology. Maass
Company to Design System for New Atlanta Stadium
The new Atlanta Stadium will have a first-of-its-kind retractable roof.
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