Al Baxter

  • Associate Principal
  • Sydney

Al Baxter is both an architect and an ex-professional sportsman who was the most capped prop in the history of Australian Rugby Union, when he retired in 2011.

Al played rugby union for the Australian Wallabies in two Rugby World Cups, seven Tri Nation Tournaments and 12 seasons of Super Rugby.

His time as a professional sportsman, combined with his design expertise, make him uniquely qualified to create spaces where athletes can develop and excel.

Al is a registered architect with extensive knowledge in sports, master planning, leisure, convention and exhibition facilities, having worked both in Australia and internationally.

As a new member of the Populous team, Al previously worked at Cox Architecture and has extensive experience in sports and long span projects including the recently completed SCG Bradman/Noble Stand Redevelopment, the Indonesian International Exhibition and Convention Centre (Jakarta), the SCG Hill Grandstand (Victor Trumper Stand) and Khalifa Stadium for the 2006 Asian Games in Qatar.

Since retiring from rugby Al has also taken on a number of Board roles including as a Trustee of Sydney Living Museums (formerly the Historic uses Trust of NSW), a director on the SLM Foundation Board and as a Director of Waratahs Rugby. He is also experienced as a rugby union commentator on ABC TV.

Al Baxter is both an architect and an ex-professional sportsman who was the most capped prop in the history of Australian Rugby Union, when he retired in 2011.

Al played rugby union for the Australian Wallabies in two Rugby World Cups, seven Tri Nation Tournaments and 12 seasons of Super Rugby.

His time as a professional sportsman, combined with his design expertise, make him uniquely qualified to create spaces where athletes can develop and excel.

Al is a registered architect with extensive knowledge in sports, master planning, leisure, convention and exhibition facilities, having worked both in Australia and internationally.

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