Garry Reeves

  • Principal
  • London

Born in Zimbabwe, Garry studied at Westminster University and East London University, gaining a First Class degree in Architecture. He worked in Berlin for two years, before moving to the UK to work as Senior Designer and Team Leader on projects as diverse as health clubs, restaurants, hospital buildings, airport and ferry terminals, specialising in branded environments.

Since joining Populous in 2002 as Senior Architect, Garry participated in the winning competition design for a €39 million speed skating arena for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino. This distinctive building, which has a footprint covering an area equivalent to four football pitches, will have a post Olympic use as an exhibition centre. It won a Gold Medal at the IAKS Award 2007 with the IOC Distinction.

Garry then became the Project Architect (from concept to planning) for the Milton Keynes arena/stadium, as part of a comprehensive redevelopment which includes 300,000 sq ft of retail facilities. The new 30,000 seat stadium for MK Dons stadium leads the field with the quality of its audience facilities and in the way it incorporates a hotel designed within a sports building.

In his role as Project Architect with the O2 Arena team, formerly known as the Millennium Dome, Garry was involved form inception to completion with the scheme to create the Worlds most successful venue inside the world renowned building in London’s docklands. The 23,000 seat capacity state of the art arena now hosts a variety of sporting and entertainment events, exhibitions and shows. The design takes account of the need to have frequent change-overs between events to minimise downtime, maximising efficiency and flexibility, spectator comfort and safety, and potential revenue generation.

Garry is currently the Project Architect and Lead Designer for the new 60,000 seat stadium of the Olympique Lyonnais football club, France He is also working on several new arenas projects over Europe and the Middle East.

Garry’s all round experience enables him to take an active role on projects from inception to completion. He is now using his experience to research and develop alternative methods for arena flexibilty, operational optimisation married with the inovative ways to improve the customer experience.

Born in Zimbabwe, Garry studied at Westminster University and East London University, gaining a First Class degree in Architecture. He worked in Berlin for two years, before moving to the UK to work as Senior Designer and Team Leader on projects as diverse as health clubs, restaurants, hospital buildings, airport and ferry terminals, specialising in branded environments.

Since joining Populous in 2002 as Senior Architect, Garry participated in the winning competition design for a €39 million speed skating arena for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino. This distinctive building, which has a footprint covering an area equivalent to four football Read More »

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