Chris Paterson

  • Senior Principal
  • Sydney, Auckland, Brisbane

“Playing for the Hilton College 1st XV against Maritzburg College in 1986, they had Joel Stransky – an eventual Springbok – and we were expecting to be trashed. We went onto the field and played our hearts out and were beaten in the dying moments of the game. It was such a strong feeling to realise that we were a great team and that if we believe in ourselves anything was possible.”

Chris is a Senior Principal with over 20 years’ experience in large scale highly specialised buildings that make their mark on a city, including high profile sports projects in Australia and New Zealand such as the award winning Suncorp Stadium, Eden Park Redevelopment, Metricon Stadium, Perth Major Stadium PDP and KL Sports City. Chris is committed to strong project leadership, pro-active and responsive client relations, and the cultivation of dedicated project teams, all key to his reputation for driving the best possible project delivery. This commitment is framed by his ongoing dedication to thoughtful and inventive high quality design and his demonstrated passion for thought and personal leadership.

He was the project leader on the award-winning Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, leading a team of 20 architects from concept design through to project completion in 2003. Suncorp Stadium was Australia’s first dedicated rectangular pitch stadium and received a Commendation from the Australian Institute of Architects in 2003.

In 2006, Chris was appointed project leader of the Eden Park Redevelopment in Auckland, host to the pool matches and the finals for the NZ 2011 RWC. The redeveloped Eden Park opened in October 2010 and incorporates various design elements symbolic of New Zealand. After the World Cup, the capacity will reduce from 60,000 to 50,000 in its legacy mode.

Chris also led a team of 10 architects on the design of Metricon Stadium at Carrara, for the Gold Coast Suns AFL team. The stadium is not only Australia’s most cost-effective stadium, but is also Australia’s greenest stadium, with the integration of a solar halo into the roof design. The solar halo contains photo-voltaic cells which will provide 20% of the stadium’s energy usage. Chris also led the project team for the Perth Major Stadium Project Definition Plan.

Chris has a keen interest in high quality design and environmentally sustainable design. He is also highly experienced in the project delivery process and is committed to providing the best outcomes for clients.

“Playing for the Hilton College 1st XV against Maritzburg College in 1986, they had Joel Stransky – an eventual Springbok – and we were expecting to be trashed. We went onto the field and played our hearts out and were beaten in the dying moments of the game. It was such a strong feeling to realise that we were a great team and that if we believe in ourselves anything was possible.”

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Perth Major Stadium PDP

  • Perth
  • 2012

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