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Partner, Winston & Strawn law firm. Vice chairman, D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission

With Evans, Hall mounted a campaign to lure baseball back to D.C. in 1994 and has been involved in the movement ever since. He was a lead negotiator in countless talks between the city, Major League Baseball and the Nationals.

HOK SPORT

Led by architects Joe Spear and Jim Chibnall, HOK was the lead designer of the stadium, eschewing the traditional brick construction in favor of more steel and glass. HOK’s willingness to allow construction to begin before the full design was complete helped the project get done on time.

CLARK/HUNT/SMOOT

The joint venture of Clark Construction Group, Hunt Construction Group and Smoot Construction delivered on a promise to build the stadium in under two years while also guaranteeing the work at a fixed price. Clark project executive Matt Haas and superintendent Ronnie Strompf were at the stadium site directing as many as 1,200 workers.

— Tim Lemke