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Alastair Richardson - LSAA 2024 Keynote Speaker

Alastair Richardson - LSAA 2024 Keynote Speaker

Alastair is a Director of COX, and one of the pre-eminent sports architects in Asia Pacific. He is responsible for the design and delivery of global sporting projects that deliver a fan-first experience, providing enhanced revenue for owners and operators.

Alastair's Keynote Address on Day 1 is titled "CONTEXTUALISATION THROUGH STUCTURE AND DESIGN"

The use of innovative light weight structures has helped shape contextualisation of major stadia through out the world.  Alastair will explore the use of contextualisation and designing for place in the cathedrals of sport, from the use of the velum at the Roman Coliseum to the recently completed Allianz Stadium, roof’s have defined these buildings.  The speech will explore where next with the next generation of lightweight structures and how sustainability will drive the next typological evolution of the stadium roof.

Alastair has been at the forefront of sports design for the past 25 years, Alastair is working with national and international clients and partners to advance the typology of sport and entertainment venues. He has a track record of involvement in most of the major stadia and arena in Australia and New Zealand, including Allianz Stadium, Optus Stadium, Adelaide Oval, Rod Laver Arena, the SCG and Eden Park. See complete list

Alastair’s extensive sport work has allowed him to develop strategies that assist clients and Governments in the creation of new developments. His strategic and future insights have helped define the needs of major sporting infrastructure throughout the Asia Pacific.

His work has been recognised internationally and locally with numerous architectural and industry awards. Alastair is a regular contributor to conferences and international publications.

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