Russell Lee - Director

Cox Architecture

Russell Lee

Russell Lee joined Cox Architecture before graduating from the University of NSW with honours in 1982. He became an associate in 1989 and a director in 1995. Russell is the Sydney Branch’s Director in charge of sports and leisure projects and is the Australian Member of the UIA Sports and Leisure Programme.

He has been responsible for many of the firm’s innovative sports and resort facilities over the years and was project architect for the Observatory Hotel, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Ayers Rock Resort and the RAS Showground. He has managed major projects for the practice including the Sydney International Athletic Stadium, the 1998 Asian Games Aquatic and Athletic facilities in Bangkok, and the entertainment/sports complex, Sydney Superdome at Homebush Bay. His most recent stadia include the Khalifa Stadium for the 2006 Asian Games in Qatar, the redevelopment of the Sydney Cricket Ground and Lusail Multi-Purpose Hall.

Russell has also worked on a number of community leisure facilities and several major master planning projects, both for sports precincts, such as the Doha Asian Games site, and for mixed-use developments, including the recent Dubai Festival City and Palms Jebel-Ali and Jumeirah in the UAE. Russell has completed projects in the UAE, Qatar, Taiwan, China, Iran, Romania, Vanuatu, New Zealand and Australia, and has maintained a high level of industry participation through various national and international lectures, seminars and study tours. His projects have won many awards, including the IOC/IAKS Gold and Silver medals.

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