After 20 years of ballpark design and project leadership experience with stadium design giants HNTB Corp. and HOK Sport+Venue+Event and Populous – on more than 50 professional baseball stadium projects and studies across the country – in 2010 Mr. DiNitto founded Ballpark Design Associates; a team of design professionals and specialty consultants uniquely focused on providing Professional Minor League ballpark design services.
Ballpark Design Associates can provide extensive minor league ballpark project expertise and design innovation, and is uniquely configured to partner with strong local architectural and engineering consultants and contractors to deliver the most successful community-based design and an overall enjoyable and rewarding project experience possible.
Ballpark Design Associates also has several specialty consultant strategic partners with extensive minor league ballpark experience in:
- Playing Field Turf and Systems Design
- Sound System, Score/Video Board Design
- Graphics and Signage
- Food Service Design and Operations
MEET THE FOUNDER
Since the early 1990’s, Martin DiNitto has provided design expertise and project team leadership for professional Minor League ballpark projects across the country. Recognized by many in the Minor League baseball industry as one of the most knowledgeable and imaginative architects, Mr. DiNitto has helped Minor League Baseball team franchise owners and civic leaders conceive, design, and deliver many of the nation’s finest and most successful Minor League ballparks.
Recognized as a minor league ballpark design industry leader, Martin has traveled to nearly every minor league ballpark in the country, to observe and to learn the unique qualities of minor league baseball operations and ballpark design, which forms the basis of his knowledge and creative design solutions.
“Your basis of knowledge of the minor league building type cannot be limited to just those projects you personally have participated in. There is a nugget of ingenuity in every ballpark because each facility has been custom-designed around a unique set of circumstances that might include the site constraints, program and budget requirements, or the local architectural context. You take what you’ve experienced and observed and you improve on it every time; how to design it, how to construct it. New ideas for ballpark design features come up all the time, just waiting for the next project opportunity to roll them out. It should be the qualification of the ballpark designer to be able to propose new, creative and trend-setting fan amenities.”