Conceptual Design, Site Planning, Planting and Irrigation.
The Amalie Arena is located on a 17-acre site in the Channelside District of downtown Tampa and is the Southeast’s premier state-of-the art sports and entertainment venue. As home of the 2004 Stanley Cup champions, the Tampa Bay Lighting, the forum also hosts over 100 other spectacular entertainment events annually such as concerts, ice shows, circuses and high-profile sporting events. As a highly visible urban venue, the form and function of the large plazas surrounding the building for pre-event programming and festivities was critical. Creatively using actual photographs of a hockey net, the plaza paving utilized over 260,000 eight-inch hexagonal pavers, each meticulously placed to accurately depict a hockey net across the paved surface. The entry way of the forum is adorned with a Jonathon Borofsky 70 foot steel sculpture in a lighting motif, painted bright yellow. David Conner was involved the entire installation of the sculpture from the selection of the artist to the placement of the sculpture.