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Meet the world’s leading architects at Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014

With a combined experience of working on thousands of sporting events & venue projects all over the world, Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014 is set to deliver the strongest line-up of design experts ever assembled for a sports venue conference.

By attending this event, you can network with senior principals from a large number of world-famous architectural firms and design houses, including:

360 Architecture is on the design team for a retractable-roof multipurpose stadium in Atlanta for the NFL Atlanta Falcons, as Chris Lamberth will discuss during Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific. Other notable current projects include the renovation of Sun Life Stadium; the Rogers Place Arena, AT&T Center renovation; the design of Cisco Field; and a new stadium for the MLS’ San Jose Earthquakes. HOK recently announced it has agreed to acquire 360 Architecture.

AECOM provided masterplanning and landscape architecture for the Singapore Sports Hub, as company Principal, Jonathan Rose, will discuss during the conference. And Principal of AECOM Global Sports, J Parrish, will sit on the Sports Venue Architecture panel. AECOM is currently working on many other sports venue projects, including the 40,000-capacity Al Rayyan Stadium (as Project Manager) and Al Wakrah Stadium (as Design Consultant), both FIFA World Cup 2022™ host venues.

Arup has been involved in bringing to life some of the world’s most iconic sports projects, like Beijing’s National Aquatics Centre (Water Cube) and National Stadium (Bird’s Nest), as well as Munich’s Allianz Arena and Melbourne’s AAMI Park. Most recently, Arup served as lead architect for the sports venues and lead engineers for the precinct at the Singapore Sports Hub, as Clive Lewis, Associate Director at Arup Associates’ and Mike King, Principal at Arup, will discuss. Mike King will also share his insights during the Roofing Innovations & Challenges in Modern Stadia panel session.

Cox Architecture is currently working on the masterplan and redevelopment of Sydney Cricket and Sports Grounds at Moore Park. This project will be highlighted by the firm’s Director, Alastair Richardson, during the conference and Alastair will also be a member of the Sports Venue Architecture panel. Cox Architecture recently completed the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Aquatic Centre and is currently working on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Velodrome.

DP Architects is a leading architecture practice in Asia and recent work has included The Dubai Mall and Resorts World Sentosa. They are part of the design team behind the new Singapore Sports Hub, as firm Director, Seah Chee Huang, will outline during the conference.

HKS design revenue-generating, world-class venues that leverage identity, promote community spirit and serve as destination environments for their partners and their fans. Paul Hyett, Principal, HKS, is one of the panel members for the Sports Venue Architecture roundtable.

HOK recently announced it has agreed to acquire the award-winning design firm 360 Architecture, re-establishing HOK as a global leader in sports and entertainment facility design. Senior Vice President/Director of Entertainment & Sport at HOK, John Rhodes, will join the conference’s Sports Venue Architecture panel.

Gensler is widely recognised as the world’s leading collaborative design firm, not just the largest. The firm’s Director of Sports & Entertainment, Ron Turner, is a panel member on the Closing Keynote session ‘Major sporting events: challenges, lessons learnt & considerations for upcoming sports events organisers’.

KSS Director, Andy Simons, will contrast the Group’s recent completions in new build total relocation stadia with their designs for clubs with huge location-specific-histories. Some clubs seek or have no choice but to relocate and take the opportunity to completely re-image and re-brand their identity. Liverpool FC is a world-class brand that has spent a huge amount of time and effort to ensure they stay at Anfield. Andy will present the emerging designs for the backdrop to the next phase in their rich history.

Populous has a portfolio of over 400 major event venues in all aspects of overlay design, procurement and construction. Their major event experience includes the design of the Sydney, London and Sochi Olympic stadia and building projects include Wembley Stadium, O2 Arena, Yankee Stadium, Soccer City and the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Brett Wightman will outline the firm’s Philippine Arena project during the conference, whilst Andrew Noonan and Matt Reynolds will discuss the changing nature of arenas.

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The Singapore Sports Hub will be the venue for this month's must-attend Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014 event.

The Singapore Sports Hub will be the venue for this month’s must-attend Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014 event.