NORR is a leading design consultant in the sports and recreation sector. Our experience is global and ranges from municipal community-centric facilities to medium-sized spectator complexes, college and university facilities and large-scale sports and entertainment venues. We create places and spaces that draw people together to collectively experience and participate in events.
Full Service and Experienced
NORR takes a holistic view of design through branding, urban and landscape design, retail and hospitality facilities and iconic architecture to achieve the project vision. We work closely with communities, institutions and stakeholders to develop a program that will satisfy user needs, provide efficient circulation, wayfinding and capacity to create a venue where spectacle and excitement keeps people engaged and wanting more. Good design supports multi-purpose, multi-functional spaces that are capable of hosting a wide spectrum of activities.
International Competition Venues
In Canada, NORR was part of the consortium that created SkyDome (now the Rogers Centre), the world’s ﬁrst multi-use professional sports stadium with a fully retractable roof. Thirty years later it continues to be home to the biggest sporting and entertainment events in Toronto. NORR, and its partners, also designed and constructed the award-winning Pan American Aquatics Centre and Field House. It was the largest new-build sport facility for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. NORR built on its expertise in international diving centers from an earlier Dive Centre project at Southend, UK which was the 2012 Olympic camp for the British Diving Team.
Rutgers University Gymnasium – Renovation
Transforming an outdated gym into a modern sports facility