Soaad Islam

  • Senior Associate
  • London

Soaad graduated from Kingston University in 2000 with a BA (Hons) degree in Architecture and in 2004, a Diploma in Architectural Design. Her studies were highlighted with work experience within the sub-continent on the masterplan of the Mirpur Cricket Stadium as well as at various UK practices.

In 2009 Soaad joined the London 2012 Olympic Games Overlay team with Populous, where she became the lead overlay architect for the design of several temporary venues such as Lee Valley White Water Centre, used for Canoe Slalom, Eton Dorney, the Rowing & Canoe Sprint venue, and North Greenwich Arena where Gymnastics and the Basketball finals were held. She also became the lead designer in the development of several strategic packages including, accessibility, circulation, egress, way finding and security that were used throughout the venues of the Olympic Games.

Soaad continued her interest in event design while working on the Circuit of Wales, leading the masterplan and overlay design team, working to establish the ideal mix of permanent and temporary facilities to maximise the venues flexibility and profitability through year round use.

In the inaugural Baku European Games in 2015, Soaad was the project architect and lead consultant working on three venues for the Games, creating the entire event overlay, temporary and additional facilities at the National Gymnastics Arena (NGA), the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) and the Athletes and Media Village, and overseeing the infrastructural, operational and technical requirements that a world-class event like Baku 2015 required.

Soaad graduated from Kingston University in 2000 with a BA (Hons) degree in Architecture and in 2004, a Diploma in Architectural Design. Her studies were highlighted with work experience within the sub-continent on the masterplan of the Mirpur Cricket Stadium as well as at various UK practices.

In 2009 Soaad joined the London 2012 Olympic Games Overlay team with Populous, where she became the lead overlay architect for the design of several temporary venues such as Lee Valley White Water Centre, used for Canoe Slalom, Eton Dorney, the Rowing & Canoe Sprint venue, and North Greenwich Arena where Gymnastics and Read More »

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