Architecture and Masterplanning.


Globally. Offices in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Paris.


WilkinsonEyre are one of the foremost architectural practices in the world, twice winners of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Stirling Prize with expertise in the sports, transport, commercial office, education and leisure sectors. 

Prominent projects in the world of sport include the competition winning Masterplan design for the Rio 2016 Games, the design of the triple-venue Carioca Arenas for Rio 2016, the Basketball arena for the London 2012 Games, the Compton & Edrich Stands at Lord’s Cricket Ground and the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool.

We are experts in high quality, landmark design; masterplanning large sites; enhancing the spectator experience, crowd management and safety, lifestyle and leisure facilities, working with multiple stakeholders and promotion of the venue/sport brand and values.  

Our projects are developed around the needs of the venue and event programme. We design with legacy in mind and our projects can be demounted or flexibly converted for new uses. The Rio 2016 stadium is now a permanent elite athlete training academy. Our 2012 Basketball Arena was the largest temporary venue designed for an Olympic Games.  

Our vast experience across multiple sectors means we are able to deliver not only venues themselves but associated access infrastructure, transport, destination leisure, accommodation, and landscape architecture. 

Olympic Basketball Arena: Professional photo of Olympic Rings Logo on Facade. Copyright: WilkinsonEyre


Compton & Edrich Stands, Lord’s Cricket Ground (completed 2021)

Cariocas Arenas, Rio Olympics 2016

Basketball Arena, London Olympics 2012

M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool (completed 2008)

Pakistan warm up. England v Pakistan ODI – Lord’s Cricket Ground, 10/07/2021. Picture: Andrew Fosker
M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool. Copyright: Morley von Stern

WilkinsonEyre is a sponsor for the 2022 edition of ALSD International, with Sam Wright, Director, Sport, confirmed to speak.


Full company name:  Sam Wright

Contact name: Director, Sport

Address:  33 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BJ


Tel: +44 (0)20 7608 7900



Unlike generic venue architects, we deliver high-quality, destination architecture. All our projects are unique and respond to the detail of the client’s brief. Our clients are discerning and want a project that will distinguish them from others in the field. 

Our architecture has the “wow” factor and we turn venues into landmarks with buildings that are attractions in their own right. Our iconic Gardens by the Bay conservatories in Singapore have in only ten years become one of the most visited tourist sites in the world. We specialise in unique structures with global appeal. 

Sam Wright, Director, Sport

Cooled Conservatories. Gardens by the Bay. Copyright: Craig Sheppard

Main image, top: Arenas Cariocas. Copyright: 2016 AECOM/Photography by Robb Williamson

Sports Venue Business organises & delivers ALSD International, the leading event & 365 community for the Premium Seat & Hospitality sector, focused on increasing revenue through New Builds, Renovations & Service Expansions, on behalf of the Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD).

The 2021 hybrid edition was hosted by Liverpool Football Club and featured a high-level conference, an exhibition showcasing industry-leading products & services, as well as networking events at Everton’s Goodison Park and M&S Bank Arena. The 2022 event will be announced in the coming days!

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