Architect Known For Designing Stadiums Now Working To Revitalize Kansas City
Jonathan Cole is the principal of one of the few Black-owned architecture firms in the nation.
Cole got his start with stadiums on an arena project originally meant for the Oakland A's baseball team. After building 22 minor league baseball parks, he's branching out with projects like Troost Village at Linwood Avenue and 31st Street in Kansas City, Missouri. For Cole, the most gratifying thing about being an architect is "designing something that's going to stand for, could be, a hundred years."