Chris Smiles

Senior Associate

Chris joined Cox in 2011 in an Associate and lead design role for the Adelaide Oval Redevelopment, and was instrumental in shaping the Stadium and Precinct throughout its design development. He has recently formed part of the design leadership team for the new Perth Stadium project.

Prior to joining Cox Architecture, Chris was Associate Director and Sports Team Leader at Marks Barfield Architects (MBA), London where his experience spanned a range of sectors and scales. At MBA he was lead designer for several Crossrail Interchange Projects, completing Stage Design documentation for Parliamentary review. He was Project Architect for the highly innovative award winning Treetop Walkway at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Prior to MBA, Chris worked with Norman Fosters, Richard Rogers Partnership and was a key member of the John McAslan and Partners team developing the complex ‘diagrid’ roof structure at Kings Cross Station London, completed 2012.

Chris is design focussed and passionate about achieving quality outcomes. He believes that by listening and facilitating good teamwork the design process often leads to unique and unexpected solutions. Chris’ specialist skills include extensive use of 3D CAD packages to develop and visualise design proposals and includes the implementation of parametric software.