Alastair Richardson

Principal Director COX Architecture

Alastair Richardson, Principal Director of Cox Architecture, is one of the preeminent sports architects in Asia Pacific, designing and delivering projects of global significance which deliver a fans first experience, while providing enhanced revenue for owners and operators. Alastair has been at the forefront of sports design for the past 25 years and is currently the director for the redevelopment of the Sydney Football Stadium. Alastair was also project principal for the highly acclaimed Optus Stadium in Perth, and Adelaide Oval Redevelopments

Alastair’s extensive sport work has allowed him to develop strategies that assist clients and Governments in the creation of new developments. His strategic and future insights have helped define the needs of major sporting infrastructure throughout the Asia Pacific.

His work has been recognised internationally and locally with numerous architectural and industry awards. Alastair is a regular contributor to conferences and international publications.

My Speaker Sessions

Wednesday, October 28

LIVE DEBATE: Session 8: The merger of esports and traditional sports
Nikita Buffee Seb Carmichael-Brown James Fraser-Murison (moderator) Greg Merkel Alastair Richardson Nick Sautner


With the current coronavirus pandemic decimating the sporting and events calendar, traditional sports are increasingly using virtual simulations to engage with their fans, further integrating esports into the mainstream sports industry. Many existing Stadium and Arenas are also examining how they can repurpose their spaces to accommodate live esports events.

During this session a panel of industry experts will discuss how traditional sports and stadia  are now integrating esports in to their fan experiences, examining synergies and differences between them as well as sharing their opinions on how this will develop further in the future.


Wednesday , October 28, 16:30 - 17:30
Anke Ellis Matthew Batchelor