State Farm Arena

Location Atlanta, Georgia
Architect HOK
Contractor Turner Construction Co./Hunt Construction Group
Glazier Old Castle

Home to the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and host to 170+ events and more than 2 million guests each year, State Farm Arena (formerly Philips Arena) represents a new era in fan-facing design. Following a $200 million renovation – the second largest in NBA history – downtown Atlanta’s largest arena denotes a major shift in the way spectators take in basketball games, concerts and other events. Beyond novel additions such as a Killer Mike’s SWAG Shop and a social club created by musician Zac Brown, 20 years of disjointed nonexperiential viewing have been replaced by a half-dozen different seating options designed to accommodate various price points – from the NBA’s first courtside club to party suites with sliding doors for a more communal experience. To ensure safety and enhance the viewing experience for fans, Trex Commercial Products custom engineered architectural railing systems, using Track Rail, Tensiline Cable Railing and Griprail, that are featured throughout the arena.