Phil Kolbo

Associate Principal, Populous


Phil is an experienced senior architect technician with an extensive knowledge of stadium, arena and convention center design. His passion is creating buildings that push the envelope in both design and technology.

He graduated second in his class at Iowa State University where he built a strong foundation of sustainability, graduating with LEED certification. He currently leads the parametric modeling and computational design group for Populous’ North America region as a Populous Intelligence Ambassador, creating and streamlining BIM tools unique to sports and convention center design.

While at Populous, Phil has worked on the MasterCard Center for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the New Arrowhead Stadium, Oklahoma City Convention Center, DC United Stadium, and led the design for the San Antonio Convention Center, Orlando City Lions Stadium and Minnesota United Stadium.

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