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Nate Appleman AIA, LEED AP

Director of Sports + Recreation + Entertainment

Nate is a director of HOK’s global Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice specializing in the design of stadiums, arenas, training facilities and master plans for collegiate athletics. A stadium expansion at his alma mater of Penn State sparked Nate’s interest in the sports market early in his career. Since then, his projects have included hundreds of millions of dollars of built work at college campuses.

Nate makes an exceptional commitment to every client, immersing himself in their cultures and goals. His projects enable clients to enhance the performance, recruiting and identity of their athletic programs. Nate brings insight into the evolving needs of coaches, administrators and student athletes. He has special expertise in the programming and design of athletic training centers.

Sports Business Journal honored Nate with a Forty Under 40 Award honoring the best and brightest young leaders in sports business. The journal also named him to its list of “power players” in sports facility design and development. He is a member of HOK’s board of directors and marketing board.

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