The Architecture of Sports

From the major league stadiums of soccer and baseball to the manicured greens of signature golf courses to the improvised courts of street basketball: sports is about the making and activating of space. Fields of play are laboratories of spatial invention.

From signature golf courses to street basketball courts: fields of play are laboratories of spatial invention.




  • Alan Thomas
  • Despina Stratigakos
  • Sandy Isenstadt

Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas is a columnist for Places. He is Editorial Director for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago Press and a photographer specializing in urban landscape.

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Gabrielle Esperdy

Gabrielle Esperdy is a columnist for Places. She is associate professor of architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Despina Stratigakos

Despina Stratigakos, an associate professor at the University of Buffalo, is a columnist for Places and author of Where Are the Women Architects? and other books on architectural history.

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Sandy Isenstadt

Sandy Isenstadt is a columnist for Places. He is a professor and Director of the Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware, specializing in the history of modern architecture.

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