Matthew Batchelor

Director COX Architecture

Matthew Batchelor is a Director of COX’s Perth studio  and is recognised across the practice as a senior thought leader in sport and entertainment venue planning and design. Along with his portfolio of commercial, cultural and educational work, Matthew was the COX Project Lead for the 60,000 seat Perth Optus Stadium, winner of the Prix de Versailles award in 2019 for the World’s Most Beautiful Stadium. He was Project Associate for the Perth Rectangular Stadium Redevelopment and the WACA media centre and has acted as an advisor to governments and venue operators on venue planning, feasibility and business cases. He is currently working at the junction of sport, entertainment and academia on emerging typologies including Centres of Excellence and esports participation and research.

My Speaker Sessions

Thursday, October 29

Session 10: Evolving trends in esports venue design (panel discussion)
Matthew Batchelor Chi Bhatia Chris Dite Brian Mirakian John Rhodes John Sheehan (moderator)


Senior executives from 5 of the most successful sports venue design practices in the world will share their opinions on both current and future approaches to esports venue design.

Covering everything from large scale purpose built esports Arenas through to fully immersive multi-purpose ‘digital venues’ and how traditional sports venues can repurpose their space to include esports events, this session is a MUST ATTEND for everyone in both the esports and traditional sports sectors.


Thursday , October 29, 15:15 - 16:15
Alastair Richardson Calum Wallace