Page 1

Koussa Architects 57 Hinchley Road Manchester Lancashire M6 7FG Tel: 07950 310521

in 2013 to offer a high quality design service aimed at delivering Architectural solutions that exceed client aspirations, meet site conditions and achieve budget and programme constraints. A rigorous and enthusiastic approach is applied to all projects from extensions and one-off houses to mixed-use developments and Sport Architecture This company appeals to me as Kousssa offer many appealing service and products to their clients and staff. The services that they provide are appropriate to my final major project. With them offering Sports architect, Stadium architect, Sports training Facilities architect, Master planning for sport and master planning for sport. I feel this practitioner could encourage my plans in sports facilities.

Koussa Architects CV • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Koussa Architects Ltd. Mr Abdel Koussa. Managing Director. Tel: +44 (0)7950 310521 Nationality: British Occupation: Architect e-mail: Education: University of Portsmouth – RIBA Part I & Part II. University of Westminster – RIBA Part III. Introduction. Mr. Koussa is a Senior Architect with an established reputation for achieving the highest standards in both the design and technical delivery of award winning corporate, civic, residential mixed-use and Sports projects. He approaches each project as a unique opportunity to explore ideas of physical and social context, program, sustainability, space, and object making. He is foremost interested in creating architecture that will positively redefine and enhance its environment whilst exceeding his client’s expectations and addressing the specific needs of the people who will ultimately use the buildings. In his international work he brings an innovative sensitivity to place; the cultural context, where he explores contemporary solutions against traditional and historical precedents. At SOM Mr Koussa was responsible for delivering detail design solutions for landmark British Land projects as well as design and technical delivery responsibility for Ballymore Properties Ltd. Mr Koussa also played a leading role in the development and implementation of SOM’s CAD Standards and Procedures, making him a leader in delivering Architectural projects with world class standards in efficiency, consistency and quality.

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Whilst at Michael Aukett Architects Mr. Koussa worked on the design and technical delivery of major mixed-use projects alongside Stirling Prize winners Michael Aukett and Ken Simms. Abdel spent 6 years in London working on Residential, Residential Mixed-Use and Commercial/Retail projects, establishing a reputation for excellence in these fields of Architecture. At AFL (2006-2013) Abdel was, for 7 years, a key member of the sports team working closely with clients on the design and with consultant teams on the technical delivery of world class sporting venues. He was also responsible for establishing and overseeing AFL’s CAD Standards and procedures along with the implementation of BIM. Abdel’s continued work with the clients listed below, has established his reputation as one of the U.K’s leading Sports designers: Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, West Bromwich Albion FC Peter Mokaba Statdium, 2010 World Cup Specialties Sport Architecture including Stadiums, Training Facilities and Associated Buildings. Residential (Extensions and One-Off Houses). Master Planning Strategies. Mixed-Use Developments Design and Technical Delivery of projects from inception to completion. Senior Architect - AFL Architects (Manchester) April 2006 – April 2007 (7 years) * Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - Lead Design Architect for the Molineux Stadium phased Re-development - to increase capacity and hospitality. Leading role during the design phase, planning phase and tender work stage. Successful working relationship with the client and design team. Produced and coordinated planning drawings and tender drawings. * Liverpool Football Club Stadium - Lead Design Architect for the phased redevelopment of Anfield - Feasibility Study. Design responsibility and lead for this proposal with close working relationship with the project manager and client. * Chelsea Football Club - Lead Architect for CFC ongoing developments. Leading the design over 6 years looking at various sites and Stamford Bridge redevelopment proposals. Close working relationship with the client and London based consultants. * Liverpool Football Club Stadium - Lead Design Architect for a 70,000 seat stadium in Stanley Park. Leading the envelope design, hospitality design, exterior landscape design and main roof design. * Liverpool Football Club Stadium - Leading the Envelope and Main Roof work for a 61,000 seat stadium in Stanley Park. Coordination and management of Tender documents and specifications, working with the design team and client. * Iraq Stadiums - Basra Al Meenah - Lead Architect for the design appraisal of ongoing stadium design and construction in Iraq. In Association with AMBS Consultancy. * Brentford Community Stadium - Stage B/C Design for a mixed use development including

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

20,000 seat stadium, Hotel, Residential, Leisure Centre and PCT. Designed the stadium and associated fcilities and coordinated its integration within the mixed-use masterplan. * Salford City Reds Stadium - 20,000 seat stadium with Hotel and Conference Facilities, Stage C. Produced design drawings for planning submission and tender. * Leeds United Football Club - South stand expansion detail design and construction phase services. Production of construction drawings and construction phase services including ongoing site presence. * Munster Rugby Football Club Stadium Redevelopment - Ireland - Lead Architect for Tender document issue. Production of planning application drawings and tender documents. * Refurbishment and Extension of Camp Nou, FC Barcelona, 109,000 seats on completion, Lead Design Architect. Winning Entry. In association with Foster + Partners. Working with Design team to produce design drawings for the redevelopment of the Nou Camp. Responsible for all stadium related elements from terrace to accommodation. * Brighton and Hove Albion Amex Stadium, Technical Delivery team working with KSS Design Group. Architect - Michael Aukett Architects (London) May 2004 – December 2005 (1 year 8 months) •Reflexion - Blenheim Norwest & Barratt Shell and core mixed use development for Hounslow including ASDA food store, medical centre, health club, residential apartments, London Underground transport Link, underground car parking & exterior hard landscaping. Poduction of construction drawings, external wall details and coordination of packages including roof, external wall and main facade and external works. Coordination with design team and ongoing site presence providing construction phase services. • Maidstone East - Countryside Properties – Waitrose & Network Rail mixed use development for Maidstone; scheme includes a Waitrose Store, Residential Apartments, Retail Units and Train Station. Design responsibility for all elements of this mixed-use project. Architect - Skidmore Owings & Merrill (London) May 2000 – April 2004 (4 years) • New Providence Wharf Building A – A mixed-use residential building, near Canary Wharf. Mix of studio flats, 1 to 3 bed apartments and exclusive roof top penthouse units. Design responsibility for all elements of Building A leading onto production of construction drawings, construction phase services and ongoing site presence. • New Providence Wharf Building B - A mixed use residential building, near Canary Wharf , comprising of private residential apartments & affordable residential units. Design responsibility for all elements of Building B leading onto production of construction drawings, construction phase services and ongoing site presence. • Broadgate, Arena Upgrade - Refurbishment and new build Bar, Restaurant and Retail units. Produced construction drawings and provided construction phase services with an ongoing site presence. • Broadgate, Finsbury Avenue Square - Upgrade exterior hard landscaping, refurbishment and new build restaurant. Produced construction drawings and provided construction phase services with an ongoing site presence. • Broadgate, Octagon - Upgrade exterior hard landscaping, refurbishment and new build retail units. Produced construction drawings and provided construction phase services with an ongoing site presence. Part 1 Assistant - ZAC Associates, Mauritius 1996 – 1997 (1 year)

Gavin Elliott Director, architecture, head of Manchester studio, head of sport Building Design Partnership Limited Registered in England 2207415, Registered office PO Box 85, 11 Ducie Street, Piccadilly Basin, Manchester M60 3JA +44 [0]161 828 2200 Gavin is a main board director and head of our Manchester studio. He and his team have particular strength in education, residential, sports and interior projects in the region. Gavin joined BDP straight from university and he has had the good fortune that nearly all the projects he has worked on have been built. Recent completions have been – Aintree Racecourse, Abito apartments and Devonshire Primary school – all award winners and now The Point hospitality building at the Lancashire Country Cricket Club. What is your biggest personal influence? I think you learn all the time, from everyone – which is why it’s great to work in a big practice with so many clever people. But the core attributes of the architect as a shaper of space and creator of places remain the same.

This company and Gavin in particular stands out to me as their work are all familiar to me and I have seen a few of the designs they have done in person. The work they have developed and designed would have a massive influence in my work and design process. To work with this company would allow my design ideas and processes to expand greatly.

AFL Architects St James' Buildings Oxford Street

Manchester M1 6FQ T:0161 236 6263 f: 0161 236 6484 This company has shown a variety of sports facilities in their design process. Each individual project offers a different approach. This company uses a modern approach to the building, using simple but effective materials that I wish to use in my design process.

JDA architects The Warehouse, Saxon Street, Denton, Manchester, M34 3DS Tel. 0161 336 5011 Fax. 0161 320 0512 This company has won many design awards which inspire me to keep up with their work. With the practise winning awards for different types of sustainability this is one of the key features in my design and will have a major impact on the design process.

Pattern Design Ltd. 23-25 Eastcastle Street London W1W 8DF United Kingdom +44 (0) 20 7993 9400 Pattern Design is a London based architects focused on innovative rule based parametric design. Mathematics and beauty are key research areas for the practice. Pattern’s objective is

to create designs that achieve a balance between man-made structures and the natural world. We are interested in projects that enhance the user experience by addressing well-being and visual harmony. Found in 2009 Pattern an enviable record in international competitions; we have won projects in Canada, Abu Dhabi, France and the UK. Pattern is a generalist practice with strength is stadia design. Our methodology is founded on a rigorous analysis. This informs a contextual design solution addressing local culture, climate and practice. The idea of patterns is employed to analyse all aspects of a project; urban design, city context, geometry, people and traffic flows, local culture and natural order This company has designed many different kinds of sports facilities that are very inspirational. I would like to see how they handle the design process allowing myself to gain some knowledge of them. They influence my work by their extravagant design and architectural approach to each individual project.

Jackson Architecture Melbourne Level 2 35 Little Bourke street Melbourne VIC 3000 613 9662 3022 Established in Melbourne in 1964 Jackson Architecture is an international practice with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Shenyang and London. Jackson Architecture has gained an international reputation for high quality consultation based on an ability to synthesise the conflicting demands of creativity, community planning, cost effectiveness and quality design. Jackson Architecture is an interdisciplinary design practice of professional architects, urban, and interior designers. The practice seeks creative solutions to opportunities and problems in the built environment and is motivated by the desire to provide sensitive and stimulating environments that articulate and facilitate all aspects of human encounter and endeavour. We see architecture as both a visionary design medium, and also as a problem solving discipline to which our diverse architectural talents contribute-philosophic and technical; caring and sensible; imaginative and operational. Buildings must be useable, efficient and cost effective. The practice seeks an architecture that expresses time and space, function and originality. Daryl Jackson is passionate about architecture and keen to share his enthusiasm and ideas with the Jackson Architecture team, always seeking to expand design intelligence through a process of exploration and resolution. The working method is prepositional; formal ideas are discussed with clients and the relevant authorities; evaluation and testing is welcomed as a fundamental part of the process. This way of working ensures a distinct identity is established for each project. Our process is one of leadership where we work constructively with our clients and other project stakeholders to reveal, explore, conciliate and express their diverse project objectives, whilst balancing them with community interests and statutory obligations. For us each project

is unique and demands an exceptional response. The result is functional and symbolic, conveying the idiosyncrasies of the complex parts through an ordered and synthesised whole.

Public and peer recognition of the quality of Daryl Jackson's services to architecture has resulted in the award of the RAIA Gold Medal and numerous awards, including the prestigious Sir Zelman Cowen Award (the Australian national award for the most outstanding architectural work) on three occasions. It is the application of the practice's technical and professional knowledge that allows Jackson Architecture to deliver value, and exceed the aspirations, objectives, and quality expectations of our clients. To achieve this we place great emphasis on developing close and cooperative relationships with our clients. Jackson Architecture is the main company that has influenced me the most. I am passionate about the design work. Every project is influential and has an individual approach which is what I want to gain from my design. Making the project unique like Jacksons architectures.

Cox Architecture Level 2, 204 Clarence Street Sydney AU-NSW NSW 2000 Australia Phone +61 2 9267 9599 Fax +61 2 9264 5844 Cox Architecture is one of the largest architectural practices in Australia/Asia with over 365 staff and 25 Directors across 7 offices in Australia & Internationally. We provide services in architecture, planning, urban design and interior design. The specialisations of COX are wide ranging. They include projects such as exhibition and convention centres, stadia and sports halls, tertiary and research facilities, galleries and museums, theatres, hotels and residential communities, commercial and mixed use developments. 2012 was a productive year for Cox Architecture throughout Australia with interesting projects in our traditional fields of education, cultural, commercial and sport architecture. Our diversity is also expressed in hotel, film studio and research projects. Current shifts are towards infrastructure and transport projects, and major health projects across the country. Internationally, we have been very busy, both in our Middle East office and in countries burgeoning despite the global financial crisis. They include India, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. For this purpose, we are in the process of setting up a centralised office for international architecture to manage this work, distinct from the branches that focus on work in the States and Territories. Another significant trend is toward national clients with projects in several cities for which we have established inter-branch cooperatives to provide consistency of service and quality. Above all, we are focused on enhancing our reputation as design thinkers, as value adders both to the public realm of cities and to each project’s economic vitality. Success in architecture is manifest in many ways, for us it is in maintaining a clear design ethos of influences and ideas that can generate diverse solutions responsive to our client’s objectives, whether corporation, community or individual. 2013 will present many challenges particular to a world characterised by changing environmental phenomena, financial conditions and societal interactions. Research and thinking are our sources of solving challenges and discovering ways to bring enrichment to people’s experience of the built environment. Cox Architecture provides excellent career opportunities in Australia for dedicated professionals. We focus on selecting the best students, graduates and registered Architects, Interior Designers, Urban Designers and Planners and helping them reach their full potential in a supportive environment with a diverse range of projects and roles. We focus on selecting the best students, graduates and registered Architects, Interior Designers, Urban Designers and Planners and assisting them to reach

their full potential in a supportive environment with a diverse range of projects and roles. This company has a wide variety of sports design. It covers the majority of sports which is why it is an encouraging company. There designs have a unique feel to them giving them individuality. Covering different materials and structures. My project includes a variety of materials which is why this company is so inspiring.