Dan Meis, FAIA

Founder and Managing Principal

Recognized as one of the world’s foremost designers of sports and entertainment venues, Dan Meis, FAIA, has over 30 years of experience in sports and entertainment architecture.  He has designed and built projects in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East with a combined value of well over $15B.

Dan’s design for Paul Brown Stadium was the first NFL facility to ever win an AIA Honor Award and his design for Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center continually ranks it among the highest revenue producing buildings in North America.

In 2001, Dan was featured in Time Magazine as one of their "100 Innovators in the World of Sports" and his work has twice been awarded the prestigious Business Week/Architectural Record Award, recognizing the value of design to a client’s business. Dan has also been recognized twice as one of Sports Business Journal’s "40 under 40" executives who have made the greatest impact in the sports industry.

In 2006, he was elevated to the College of Fellows of the AIA and, in 2007, Dan launched MEIS Architects in Los Angeles, California. He later added a New York based studio beginning in 2013.