Declan Sharkey

Senior Principal, Architect / London

Declan Sharkey is a Senior Principal and Director at Populous EMEA, and the General Manager of Populous Italia, Populous Espana and Populous Deutschland. He also heads the firm’s EMEA Arena and Training Centre groups.

A creative and forward-thinking architect and industry leader, Declan has worked on a diverse, global portfolio of innovative projects, including new performance and entertainment venues in Italy, Finland, Spain, Denmark, Germany and Ireland, as well as large sports masterplans in the UK, India and China. He was selected as a RIBA Rising Star in 2017.

Declan is currently leading projects that include high-profile stadiums in Italy, the Co-op Live Arena in Manchester, UK, and MUCcc Arena in Munich, Germany.