Paul Brislin is a director and architect at Arup. He leads Arup Associates Sport Architecture and Arup Sport Venue Design; whose collective experience ranges across the sport venue design of projects as diverse as Etihad Stadium, Manchester; Donbass Arena, Donetsk; Beijing National Stadium; Allianz Arena, Munich; and the Qatar 2022 Showcase Football Stadium. Recent projects include Singapore Sports Hub, King Abdullah Sports City and the Tokyo National Stadium with Zaha Hadid Architects.
Paul is a talented designer with extensive experience in the management of international multi-disciplinary project teams. He is an expert in the delivery of complex, fast-track sport mega-projects, ranging in value up to $1b USD. Paul is presently leading the delivery of the 12,000 seat New Doha Tennis Stadium at Khalifa Sports Park, a multi-purpose arena and masterplan in Doha, Qatar. This follows his recent delivery to construction of the 60,000 seat King Abdullah Sports City Stadium and 12,000 seat Multi-purpose Arena in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Paul also leads the Arup Associates Broadcast Media group, where he is an expert in the design and delivery of large-scale, technologically intensive broadcast projects.
Paul is an Editorial Board Member of the influential publication Architectural Design (AD). He has edited a number of publications, including Sustaining Identity: Human Experience and Place (Architectural Design, November 2012); Arup Associates: Unified Design (John Wiley and Sons, 2008) and Plantation Lane: Time and Tide (RIBA Publications, 2005). He has curated three international symposia in collaboration with the V&A Museum and respected philosopher and architect Juhani Pallasmaa. Entitled ‘Sustaining Identity’, the symposia celebrate a sense of localisation, identity and place in architecture. Prior to joining Arup, Paul was a member of the internationally renowned practice Zaha Hadid Architects, during 1988 and from 1992-1996.