Charlie Fordham

Principal, Architect / London

Since joining Populous, Charlie has worked on notable stadium projects, including the London Olympic Stadium (now home to West Ham United), the Groupama Stadium in Lyon, France, and on Manchester City’s Etihad stadium, first with the South Stand extension and Tunnel Club in 2016, then with the recently announced North Stand extension and fan village / hotel complex. Charlie has also been the lead for Populous in the company’s ongoing work with Chelsea FC on their Training Centre.

Charlie has a strong interest in colours and textures. His artistic side makes him attracted to the finishes, what the building will look like, colours and natural textures. He thinks façade treatments and patterns have to be chosen carefully to complement the form and requirements of the buildings.