Jonathan O’Neil Cole, AIA, NCARB, NOMA


Jonathan Cole is a founding principal of Pendulum Studio, a Kansas City, MO based architectural practice that specializes in the design and documentation of civic structures, multi-family housing, and sports facilities.  Cole is responsible for national business development, design, and management of sports projects that range in value from five to fifty million dollars each. He has an eye for design that is complimented by his ability to realize in every project the potential to deliver long-term value to his clients and their stakeholders.  Cole has developed an expertise in the development of community-oriented designs that foster environmental and economic sustainability.  It is for this reason that Cole is considered one of the leading minds in the sports facility design world.

From a very young age Cole was groomed for leadership in the sports architecture marketplace.  Cole graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic University Pomona, School of Environmental Design in 1995.  He was immediately recruited by HNTB, a large Architectural/Engineering firm that specialized in the design of sports facilities. In early 1996 Cole was assigned to work as a staff architect on the major renovation of Coliseum, the current home of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Oakland A’s and National Football League (NFL) Oakland Raiders franchises.  Following the completion of both projects Cole joined the design team tasked with renovating Oracle Arena, the current home of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Golden State Warriors franchise.  Shortly after the completion of the Oracle Arena renovation, Cole was relocated by HNTB to their central division headquarters located in Kansas City, MO.  His primary role was to lead design and development efforts on major and minor league ballparks.  This move proved to be the catalyst for Cole’s growth and notoriety in the ballpark design marketplace.

Cole has led design efforts on over twenty minor league ballparks across the nation in the past twenty years.  During this time he has worked in the capacity of market leader, lead designer, and project architect with a number of internationally recognized sports architecture firms.


Bachelor of Architecture, 1995 – California Polytechnic University, Pomona


National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)


American Institute of Architects (AIA)

National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)

Project Experience:

Major League Baseball

*Oakland Coliseum – Oakland, CA

* Busch Stadium – St. Louis, MO

Minor League Baseball

*Louisville Slugger Field – Louisville, KY

*Fifth Third Field – Dayton, OH

*O’Brien Field – Peoria, IL

*U.S. Steel Yard – Gary, IN

*The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville – Jacksonville, FL

*John O’Donnell Stadium Renovation – Davenport, IA

*Trustmark Park – Pearl, MS

*The Hoover Met Renovation – Hoover, AL

*Carolina Stadium – Columbia, SC

*BB&T Ballpark – Winston Salem, NC

Modern Woodmen Park Loge Boxes – Davenport, IA

The Corn Crib – Bloomington/Normal, IL

Time Warner Cable Field Renovation – Grand Chute/Appleton, WI

Athletic Park – Wausau, WI

Warner Park Improvements – Madison, WI

Holly Springs Park – Holly Springs, NC

Dunkin’ Donuts Park – Hartford, MI

AutoZone Park Renovation – Memphis, TN

Jimmy John’s Field – Utica, MI

Youth Baseball Complex – McAllen, TX


*Oakland Arena – Oakland, CA

An asterisk indicates work completed at another firm
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