B&D professionals stay current with all the trends and requirements of today’s facilities and those that will serve our future generations.

As part of our practice, B&D professionals produce and publish white papers, speak at industry conferences, and continually perform in-house research.   Our Research & Methods team continually acquires and disseminates the most current and usable data on the facility types in which we specialize, which helps our clients achieve their project goals and enhances our methodologies.


June 1, 2012
Premium Seating: It’s More Than What Meets the Eye 

January 1, 2011
Owner’s Perspective: Two Questions Every Owner Must Answer for Their LEED Project; Owner's Representative’s Perspective: What LEED Credits Are Right for You? 

August 1, 2002
Stadium Makeovers 

August 1, 2001
A Modest Proposal 


August 1, 2015
Capital Improvements: Practical Solutions for Aging Venues / Planning for Future Needs 

Paneled by Ryan Conway, Bryan Slater, Tom Proebstle, Tom Paci, and Phil Laws at the 2015 VenueConnect Annual Conference & Trade Show.

July 28, 2013
Crowded Markets for Public Venues 

Presented by Jason Thompson and Al Malino at the 2013 International Association of Venue Managers Conference.

November 3, 2008
Best-Laid Plans for the Worst-Case Scenario: Essential Components of an All-Hazards Plan for Your Auxiliary Facilities 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Loren Rullman, and Deborah Schmidt-Rogers at the 2008 NACAS Conference.

May 21, 2007
Professional Sports Teams Make It Feasible 

Presented by Jason Thompson at the 2007 IEDC "If You Build It, Will They Come?" Conference.

April 3, 2007
Avoiding the School of Hard Knocks: Acquiring the Essential Skills You'll Need to Become a Successful Chief Student Affairs Officer 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Jim Doyle, and Evelyn McDonald at the 2007 ACPA/NASPA Conference.

May 19, 2003
Lessons Learned from the U.S. Stadium Boom of the '90s 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2003 BURA "If You Build It, Will They Come?" Conference.

November 1, 2002
Show Me the Money! 

Presented by Jason Thompson at the 2002 IEDC "If You Build It, Will They Come?" Conference.

July 1, 2001
The Shape of Things to Come 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2001 ALSD Facility Revenues Forum.

June 26, 2001
Downtown Sports & Assembly: Myths & Realities 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2001 IEDC Downtown Development Conference.

January 18, 2001
Critiquing the Deal 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2001 CUED "If You Build It, Will They Come?" Conference.


January 6, 2016
Redskins Advance Plans to Relocate, Hire Google’s Architect for New Stadium 

...The selection of Bjarke Ingels represented “a very interesting and different kind of choice” because of the firm’s splashy work on an assortment of other projects and recent foray into sports said Christopher S. Dunlavey, president of the D.C.based planning and architectural firm Brailsford & Dunlavey.Download

September 9, 2015
District Seeks Community Input on Future of RFK Stadium Area 

Capitol Hill area residents will get a chance to weigh in on the future uses of the RFK stadium campus at a community meeting next week.Download

June 25, 2012
Brailsford & Dunlavey Unit to Target Sports 

Brailsford & Dunlavey, a firm tied to sports facility development, has formed B&D Venues as a separate division to focus on sports projects.  The Washington firm conducts feasibility studies and market research for several building types,  ncluding stadiums and arenas, as well as serving in the role of owner’s representative for the stakeholders financing the deals.Download

December 15, 2008
Faces & Places 

From the IMG Intercollegiate Athletic Forum presented by SBJ/SBD.Download

July 27, 2007
Businesses Fuel Record Season Ticket Sales at UCF 

Matt Difebo loves it when a plan comes together.Download

November 30, 2006
Study Makes Compelling Case for JSU’s Own Football Stadium 

The Tel Com Center and the Metro Parkway are already on line while construction of the convention center and the King Edward project is close.Download

November 27, 2006
Possible J.S.U. Stadium Site Unveiled 

Recently there has been some discussion among Jackson State and city officials about building a stadium for the Tigers.Download

March 18, 2006
Will Bigger Be Better for Cowboys Stadium? 

For the Dallas Cowboys, size matters.Download

March 15, 2002
Stadium Construction Binge Not Confined to Cincinnati 

Cincinnati is far from being the only city on a stadium-building binge.Download

February 28, 2002
Time for City, Chargers to Talk Stadium 

The possibility of the Chargers picking up and moving to Los Angeles or somewhere else remains just that — a possibility.Download

October 12, 2001
Forget Office Space; This Firm Plays in a Different Arena 

Washington-based Brailsford & Dunlavey has done facilities planning and project management for large construction jobs across the country.Download

October 12, 2001
Benefit Concert Latest Feather in Cap for RFK Stadium 

Bobby Goldwater, president of the D.C. Sports & Entertainment Commission, has led the fight to keep the lights on at RFK.Download

October 11, 2001
Auburn Athletics Committee OKs Stadium Expansion 

The Auburn University Board of Trustees Athletic Committee cleared the way for another expansion to Jordan-Hare Stadium at its Oct. 4 meeting.Download

July 6, 1999
Redskins Go to Market 

The record-setting $ 800 million sale price of the Washington Redskins likely will prompt the team's new owner, Bethesda businessman Daniel M. Snyder, to market the franchise much more aggressively than the low-key style of the late Jack Kent Cooke and his son, John, according to sports industry experts.Download

November 15, 1998
Redskins Draw Suitors From Near and Far 

With only two weeks remaining until first-round bids are due for the sale of the Washington Redskins, as many as 10 bidders could vie for one of the most prestigious sports franchises in America.Download

September 16, 1998
Watching the Hogs From a Cash Cow 

Sure, the Redskins use the playing field, and 76,000 fans occupy the seats.Download