When the Falcons hired 360 Architecture to head up the work on their new stadium, there was some grumbling about not hiring a local firm. Territorial? Why, no!
While 360 may not be local, they've brought aboard Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA), Stanley Beaman & Sears, and tvsdesign to help out with the design work. All three are local firms with long experience, which gives the whole effort that local angle and brings some Atlanta-based expertise to bear on the project.
While I'm prone to mocking the idea that every project should be handled by exclusively local companies, there is a lot of value in having Atlanta firms consulting as you try to fit a gigantic, space-age stadium into the heart of Georgia. It's a little complicated, is all I'm saying.
What do you want to see from the new stadium?