Norman man helps design Olympic equestrian stadium
BY CELIA AMPEL NewsOK.com
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - Todd Gralla is about to make the journey to London for the Olympic Games. He's worked toward this moment for three years, conquering every challenge put in his way and pushing the limits of what men have done before.
No, Gralla is not an athlete. He's a facility designer.
Gralla, who works for the architectural firm Populous, helped design the Olympic equestrian stadium in London. He's part of a two-man team with Charlie Kolarik in the firm's Norman office.
It's not the biggest facility the Norman horse farm owner has ever worked on — he said it pales in comparison to the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds — but it's still breaking records.
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The Olympic equestrian stadium is seen in London before the 2012 Games. Todd Gralla, who works in the Norman branch of the architectural firm Populous, helped design the facility. Photo provided by Todd Gralla to NewsOK.com