Nigel Harris graduated from the University of Kingston in the UK in 1977 with honours and completed his Diploma in Architecture in 1979. He worked for ten years with the UK sports-architecture firm Lobb Partnership and a further ten years in Malaysia with Akitek Jururancang before coming to Australia in 1999.
During his UK career, Nigel became an expert in equestrian and racecourse planning and architecture. His projects include the Selangor Racecourse in Malaysia, the Members Facilities at Newmarket Racecourse in the UK, and the Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse Stand in the UK.
In Brisbane, he worked for HOK Sport, on the Sydney Olympic Stadium, the Suncorp Stadium Brisbane and the Queensland Turf Club master plan. Joining Cox Architecture in 2005, primarily to broaden his experience, Nigel has developed a further specialisation in Health Architecture. He was a Senior Architect for the $500 million Townsville Hospital Redevelopment’s Cancer Centre and Planned Procedures Centre, and Project Architect for the Penang Turf Club’s Aged Care and Retirement Village. He has continued his interest in sports architecture working on the master plan for the Brisbane Racing Club.
Nigel is a highly competent project manager, construction administration architect and Green Star Professional. He has a keen interest in sustainable technologies and he also worked on the first 5 and 6 star Green commercial buildings in Brisbane.
- DipArch, BA(Hons)