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1001 G Street Northwest 250W
Washington, DC, 20001
United States

(202) 333-4480

With a professional working relationship spanning three decades, Gary F Martinez FAIA and Thomas E Johnson FAIA founded Martinez+Johnson Architecture in 1994 to bring their design sensitivities to institutional and cultural projects in urban locations. The 25-architect firm has since established an expertise in three main architectural areas – the restoration and adaptive reuse of historic structures, institutional buildings in urban areas and community settings, and the design and planning of performing arts venues.

Known for a thoughtful design approach to public facilities, M+J develops an intimate understanding of the needs of users, patrons, and operators destined to inhabit the projects of the firm. M+J looks to the future in their design aesthetic even when the context may be firmly rooted in the past and executes creative solutions to facilities both new and historic, where flexibility, ease of operation, and high but versatile performance characteristics are requisite. Venues express aspirational values and goals of the communities within which they are located, and at the same time conform to issues of economic value at the highest levels of environmental sustainability.

NFL Times Square


NFL Times Square

New York, NY

Located in the crossroads of the world, the NFL Experience at Times Square will be a first-of-its-kind attraction in the heart of New York City. It will be a must-see attraction for football fans and novice spectators in North America and around the world.

The NFL, NFLPA, and Cirque du Soleil, the world’s leading creator of spectacular live productions, are creating this revolutionary exhibit which will capture fans’ incredible passion for football through an engaging blend of high-tech displays, as well as immersive and interactive elements. Fans will have the opportunity to test their skills to see how they measure up to professional football players, learn game strategy, in addition to experiencing the adrenaline-pumping action of the NFL.

Martinez + Johnson is the Architect for the NFL Experience, a four-story innovative exhibit spanning 40,000 square feet, located on the corner of West 47th Street and 7th Avenue at 20 Times Square and set to open Fall of 2017.

The attraction will include a 188-seat theater. When fans step inside the theater, they will be surrounded by high-definition projections and state-of-the-art sound systems, and will be treated to an awe-inspiring multimedia experience. The 10 to 15-minute show, co-produced with NFL Films, will invite fans to immerse themselves in the NFL and experience what it feels like to be in the game, on the sidelines and behind the scenes.

In addition to the multimedia show and interactive activities, there will also be educational programming on the art of tackling and passing, on-site retail, stadium-style food and beverage offerings and special artifacts on display. Hall of Famers, current and retired players from around the League, will be making appearances and participating in fan experiences.

Martinez + Johnson is working a brilliant team including BuroHappold Engineering, Fisher Dachs Associates, Boyce Nemec Designs, Acoustic Distinctions, Thinkwell Exhibit Design, and Cerami Associates.

Owner: Cirque du soleil theatrical - ny c/o Danny boockvar, president

completion: 2017

Size: 40,000SF