Professional Services Award
Populous designs the places where people love to be together – like Suncorp Stadium, KL Sports City, Yankee Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
For 19 years, Populous has exported architectural services from its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Brisbane, developing project offices throughout Asia. Today 70% of the company’s income comes from export, delivering jobs for highly skilled Queenslanders.
Two decades of experience in Asia culminated in the company’s most successful year this year. Populous won the design of the world’s biggest sports project in Hong Kong, along with a multi-phased airport renovation at Japan’s Kansai Airport, two airport designs in Manila that will transform air travel experience, a new stadium for a Chinese Super League football team, and the latest in arena entertainment in Singapore.
In December 2018, Populous celebrated its biggest win ever, the AU$5 billion Kai Tak Sports Park, after 15 years of marketing in Hong Kong. This success has delivered a 50% increase in revenue and in staff numbers, enabling the company to step up diversification into work like aviation.
Projects like the Kai Tak Sports Park highlight to the world the global calibre and quality of Queensland creative services in architecture and design.