JLG Architects has promoted Tom Betti, AIA, to Practice Studio Director of JLG’s Sports Studio. Betti joined the JLG team in 2022 as a Senior Principal in JLG’s Sports Studio with the merger of 292 Design Group and JLG Architects.
An original partner at 292 Design Group, Betti brings over 35 years of experience in award-winning sports and community-based projects ranging from NHL hockey facilities to collegiate arenas and parks and recreation centers.
As the head of JLG’s Sports Practice Studio, Betti is engaged in every aspect of the design process, from master planning to programming, design, delineation, and construction.
He believes architecture should always exceed clients’ visions aesthetically, functionally, and operationally. Driven to make sports design a significant community asset, he focuses on the impacts to athletes, fans, and communities.
“I’m proud to be part of this outstanding team at JLG Architects and excited to lead our talented Sports Studio,” said Betti. “The sports landscape is rapidly changing, and we’re thrilled to continue bringing our clients the best in forward-thinking design coupled with unparalleled service and attention to detail.”
In 2022, JLG ranked in the top 25 in BD+C’s Giants 400 Report, recognizing the top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. sports facilities sector.
Betti is a Registered Architect in 12 states and a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certificate holder with specialized expertise in ice planning studies, ground-up design, adaptive re-use, and renovation of arenas and multi-use sports and entertainment facilities.
Prior to his role at JLG, Betti led projects including the Anaheim Ducks training facility, Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena in Irvine, CA; Phoenix Coyotes training facility, Ice Den Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ; Elk River Ice Arena & Community Center; Elk River, MN; Malosky Stadium renovations at University of Minnesota Duluth; and many more.