• 4-time Most Innovative Company

  • First Stadium to Win RIBA Building of the Year

  • Best Arenas and Stadiums in America

Innovators from the beginning

Over the years, our entrepreneurial spirit has shaped a reputation for pushing the limits of what is possible. We’ve come a long way since our early roots as HOK Sport Venue Event and LOBB Partnership in the 1980’s, becoming Populous in 2009. The result is a history full of firsts and award-winning work, including more than 250 global design awards for our work in 34 countries.

  • 34
    American Institute of Architects awards
  • 15
    International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities awards
  • 1
    Royal Institute of British Architects Building of the Year award
  • 1
    Royal Australian Institute of Architects International Building of the Year award
Notable Project Awards
ICC Sydney
Best Public Building and Best Tourism & Leisure Development, Property Council of Australia
Forsyth Barr Stadium
Public Architecture, New Zealand Institute of Architects Southern Region
London Olympic Stadium
National RIBA Award
Nanjing Sports Park
IOC/IAKs Award, Gold Medal
Target Field
Facility of the Year, SportsBusiness Journal
Wembley Stadium
Winner - Supreme Award, LABC National Built in Quality Awards
Hong Kong Stadium
IOC/IAKs Award, Gold Medal
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Urban Design Award, American Institute of Architects
Soccer City
‘World’s Best Sport Building’ award, WAF Awards
Wimbledon Centre Court
Stadium Business Awards, Innovation of the Year

Our People

More than 500 of us, spanning continents and cultures, pour our talents into our work every day.

Our Expertise

You don’t create unforgettable spaces all over the world with a single design tool.