Global Sports Sector & Entertainment Sector Leader
Matthew leads Buro Happold’s Global Sport and Entertainment Sector, working with a team that engineers the performance of the world’s finest venues.
His first degree was in General Engineering at Cambridge University, but also has experience of advanced engineering analytics, integrated building design, and architecture through further study at Newcastle University. Matthew became involved in longspan lightweight structural design shortly after graduation, and immediately seized the opportunity to combine his interests in architecture, engineering and advanced analytics as a holistic designer in this field.
Upon joining Buro Happold in 2006, his work shifted into the Sports Sector where he led the engineering team responsible for the design of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium. Other extraordinary projects followed, including leading our work on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Stadium, Up @ O2, and the Emirates Air Line.
Matthew became a Partner in 2013 and was appointed Global Sports & Entertainment Sector Director in 2015. Since then Matthew has worked on the conversion of the London Olympic Stadium into a multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue, the design of Tottenham Hotspur’s new football ground, and the Education City Stadium for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Matthew’s team is currently working for several sports governing bodies and leading professional clubs all over the world. Using outcome-driven design to link operational, constructional and commercial opportunities, he delivers world-leading performance on and off the field of play for our clients.