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USA Today
POSTED 05.18.2018
The U.S. Open tennis tournament turns 50 this year, and its extreme makeover is nearly complete. When the tournament begins on Aug. 27, the new Louis Armstrong Stadium will be finished – marking  the end of a five-year, $600-million transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. The whole symmetrical stadium will be naturally ventilated, eliminating the need for air conditioning.
POSTED 05.15.2018
THE WORLD'S FIRST NATURALLY-VENTILATED TENNIS STADIUM  The 2018 US Open is set to be a milestone event that simultaneously completes the $550-million overhaul of the USTA National Tennis Center and celebrates the tournament's 50th anniversary.
POSTED 05.14.2018
Congratulations to Jon Disbrow and his team on winning not just one, but two AIA Michigan Honor Awards for Hinterland Brewery and the Sledding Hill Pavilion at Titletown! A juror cited Hinterland as a "striking use of metal, inside and out, illustrating the many imaginative ways steel can be used, and creating a fabulous environment and a strong exterior statement."
Shopping Center Business
POSTED 05.09.2018
ROSSETTI has been featured in this month's Shopping Center Business for our work in creating a year-round destination district in Green Bay, WI. The piece stresses the importance of anchoring developments with vibrant districts that become catalysts for regional growth. A mixed-use district attracts people all-year, not just on game days. "There is a symbiotic relationship between being smart about development and trying to think about ways to use something like a stadium to improve the economy," said Jon Disbrow, Director of Architecture and Principal at ROSSETTI. 
Athletic Business
POSTED 05.01.2018
The Bell Centre in Montreal is known as one of the NHL’s most intimidating venues for visiting players, mainly due to a large lower bowl and steep upper-bowl seating. In fact, Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland stated that from a player’s perspective, this type of design makes it seem like “everybody is on top of you.”