Anschutz Entertainment Group has selected architecture and design giant Gensler to design and prepare environmental studies for the proposed $1 billion football stadium and events center in downtown Los Angeles.

Gensler, which was among three finalists for the job, will create concept schematic designs for the 64,000-seat stadium proposed for the current site of the West Hall of the L.A. Convention Center. The firm also will help prepare the project’s draft environmental impact report.

AEG, which built and operates the L.A. Live entertainment complex adjacent to the convention center and Staples Center, plans a separate competition to choose an architect for the West Hall replacement building. San Francisco-based Gensleris in the process moving its local offices from Santa Monica to City National Plaza, which is expected to add 250 jobs to downtown L.A.

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