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Dan Meis



Recognized as one of the world’s foremost designers of sports and entertainment venues, Dan Meis has more than thirty years of experience in sports and entertainment architecture. He has designed and built projects in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East with a combined value of well over $15 billion.

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 among the highest-revenue producing buildings in North America.

In 2001, Dan was featured in Time magazine as one of its “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 was 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. He later added a New York-based studio in 2013.

In his personal pursuits, Dan and his wife love restoring mid-century modern homes. Read this account about their own home in Atomic Ranch.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (310) 963-9633
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  • Education

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.Arch
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • Select Projects