Nate Appleman, AIA, LEED AP, is a director of HOK’s global Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice. Based in Kansas City, he joined the firm in 2015, after HOK completed its merger with 360 Architecture.
Nate specializes in the design of stadiums, arenas, training facilities and athletics master plans for collegiate clients. His projects include more than $530 million of built work across nearly every National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I conference.
Throughout his career, Nate has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to his clients, immersing himself in the culture of each university. His efficient designs enable clients to better promote their athletic programs’ performance, recruiting and identity. Nate brings an extensive understanding of the evolving needs of coaches, administrators and student athletes. He offers special expertise in the programming and design of athletic training centers.
Sports Business Journal honored Nate with a Forty Under 40 Award, which recognizes the best and brightest in the sports business under the age of 40. The journal also named him to its 2016 list of “power players” in sports facility design and development.
The Future of Campus Facilities Includes Marrying Academics, Athletics and Student Life | College Planning & Management
Designing Training Spaces to Maximize Limited Practice Time | Athletic Business
Architect Q&A: Mastering the Master Plan | School Construction News
The Sport Facility of the Future | Sport Techie
An Honest Self-Assessment | IAVM Facility Manager
Forty Under 40: Nate Appleman | Sports Business Daily
How Small College Stadiums Can Use Size as an Advantage | Athletic Business
Stadium Spotlight: Notre Dame Stadium Returns to Its History | Sports Illustrated
Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Architecture