Sportworks Design Accelerates Growth with Hire of David Higgins 


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Ilyas Nashid
Sportworks Design is pleased to welcome David Higgins, Engineer I, as the newest member of The Kleingers Group’s sports division. He will work out of our West Chester, Ohio location alongside Craig Honkomp, PE, PS, LEED AP, Brad D’Agnillo, PE, Kayleigh Hammond and Ben Stucke.  David joins our team after graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.  

As part of his role, he will support our sports engineering experts as he did during his co-op term at Sportworks. David’s co-op experience allowed him to work on several sports engineering projects, including the Yellow Springs Track and Makino Park Inclusive Fields. During this time, he supported Kleingers Southwest Regional Institutional Group, working on the Gilmore Road Sanitary Sewer Extension, Wilmington College Plaza Improvements, Melrose Place, Green Primary School, and Milford Riverside Park Walking path projects.   

“David is going to be a game-changing addition to Sportworks. Having his energy and drive in our locker room is contagious, and I look forward to him sparking us to greater success,” says Brad D’Agnillo, Sportworks Group Leader.  

When asked why he chose to start his career with Sportworks, David said, “I was approached about transferring to the Sportworks team entering my final co-op term at The Kleingers Group (with the Southwest Ohio Institutional Group) and gladly agreed. I love exploring new opportunities, and this line of work seemed right up my alley since I grew up playing many sports and still enjoy watching or playing casually. Although my Sportworks co-op experience began during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, I quickly realized a sports-field design focus within site civil engineering was a perfect fit for me. It is amazing to feel passionate about the designs I develop, and best of all, I get to work alongside great people that shape the hardworking yet fun culture at Kleingers.”  


About Sportworks Design 

For more than a decade, Sportworks Design has shaped the landscape for youth, collegiate, and professional athletes. The team of land surveyors, civil and sports engineers, and landscape architects use innovative 3D laser scanning and modeling technology to design award-winning athletic facilities, campus site plans, synthetic turf fields, and provide field performance testing. Sportworks Design is recognized as the industry leader for athletic facility design through its active involvement in national organizations such as American Sports Builders Association, the Synthetic Turf Council, and the Sports Turf Managers Association. For more information, please 

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