Gerardo Prado is Vice President and National Sports Practice Leader at HNTB Corporation, a nationally recognized architecture and engineering firm with 4,900 employees across 70 offices.
Gerardo joined HNTB’s Kansas City office in 1996, upon his graduation from the University of Kansas, and leads a group of architecture professionals passionate about sports facility design.
Recognized as one of the nation’s top experts in sports facility development, Gerardo, has been involved with the design of iconic stadiums, arenas, sports performance centers, and Olympic sports venues, including the University of Kansas Anderson Family Football Complex, Michigan Stadium, Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium, US Air Force Academy’s Falcon Athletic Complex, University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field, University of Kentucky’s Joe Craft Football Performance Center, Iowa State’s Jack Trice Stadium, University of Nebraska’s Hendricks Athletic Complex, and Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
His extensive design and development of athletic facilities have positioned him as one of the leading experts in sports architecture in the United States today. Gerardo was honored in 2016 by the Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal as one of the top Power Players in Sports Facility Development in 2016.
Born in Rosario, Argentina, Gerardo’s passion for sports started at a young age playing soccer in a small grass field near his home. He has lived in Costa Rica and Panama and has carried that enjoyment of sports to the United States, where he has lived for the past 35 years.
A graduate of the University of Kansas, Gerardo earned bachelor degrees in Architectural Engineering (1995) and Architecture (1996).