Director, Sports Architecture Leader
Paul Brislin leads Arup’s Sport Architecture and Sport Venue Design teams; whose collective experience ranges across the sport venue design of projects as diverse as Etihad Stadium, Manchester; Donbass Arena, Donetsk; Beijing National Stadium; Allianz Arena, Munich; and the Qatar 2022 Showcase Football Stadium. Recent projects include Singapore Sports Hub, King Abdullah Sports City and the Tokyo National Stadium with Zaha Hadid Architects.
Paul is a talented designer with extensive experience in the management of complex international sport project teams. He is presently leading the delivery of the 12,000 seat New Doha Tennis Stadium at Khalifa Sports Park, a multi-purpose arena and masterplan in Doha, Qatar. This follows his recent delivery to construction of the 60,000 seat King Abdullah Sports City Stadium and 12,000 seat Multi-purpose Arena in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Paul also leads the Arup Associates Broadcast Media group, where he is an expert in the design and delivery of large-scale, technologically intensive, multi-disciplinary broadcast projects.
Paul is an Editorial Board Member of the influential publication Architectural Design (AD). He has edited a number of publications, including Sustaining Identity: Human Experience and Place (Architectural Design, November 2012); Arup Associates: Unified Design (John Wiley and Sons, 2008) and Plantation Lane: Time and Tide (RIBA Publications, 2005). He has curated three international symposia in collaboration with the V&A Museum and respected philosopher and architect Juhani Pallasmaa. Entitled ‘Sustaining Identity’, the symposia celebrate a sense of localisation, identity and place in architecture. Prior to joining Arup, Paul was a member of the internationally renowned practice Zaha Hadid Architects, during 1988 and from 1992-1996.