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Experienced Stadium & Arena Architects

High-Profile Sports and Leisure Architecture

Flexible solutions to new and existing Stadium & Arena renovation

As a leading sports and leisure architectural expert, AWL has designed and executed numerous high-profile, world-famous stadia and arenas. From sports facility master planning to changing facilities, when you need your venue to provide an unforgettable experience, our designs and build solutions will amplify the true potential of your project.

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Enhancing the spectator experience

The AWL team designs timeless venue structures with optimised function. We work to maximise acoustics and sightlines whilst ensuring safety and inclusivity for all visitors.

  • Maximising Seated & Standing Capacity
  • Safety for Spectators & Teams
  • Inclusivity and Accessibility
  • Optimising Sightlines & Acoustics
  • Sustainable Design & Builds
  • Ensuring Comfortability
  • Enhancing Atmosphere and Experience

Our network of experienced stadia construction partners ensures spectator comfortability and provides a genuinely immersive experience whilst maintaining affordability.

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SPS® Technology

We are proud partners of SPS Technology, delivering their namesake modular structural composite – a faster, greener, more affordable construction solution.

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Arena Solutions

We work with stadium and arenas experts, Arena Solutions, to bring expertise and creativity together in a process that allows for low cost and quick delivery.

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Stadiums & Arena Projects

Dartford Community Stadium

Dartford Community Stadium

Crusaders FC Community Stadium

Crusaders FC Community Stadium

Modular Municipal Stadium Brazil

Modular Municipal Stadium Brazil

20,000 Capacity Demountable Stadium Canada

20,000 Capacity Demountable Stadium Canada

Successful Stadia Builds with SPS Technology

We are proud partners of SPS Technology, whose namesake composite is the most quickly installed and architecturally versatile, heavy-duty stadium decking system on the market today.

  • SPS terrace technology arrives factory finished
  • SPS reduces construction time and expedites the build process
  • SPS does not crack, spall or separate
  • SPS facilitates immediate installation of seats and handrails
  • SPS has a high strength-to-weight ratio for longer spans
  • SPS is manufactured in the colour of your choice

With AWL’s experience in implementing the SPS composite system into your project’s architectural design, we can help save you 40% on the total cost of your build compared with traditional materials.

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Hear from our Clients

We have worked with Architects Workshop Limited on a number of projects over many years and found their approach to be highly professional, imaginative, innovative and realistic where budgets are concerned. We will continue to work with Olan and his team going forward and would highly recommend AWL.

Mr & Mrs OwensProperty Developers

I have been using Olan Crowley of Architects Workshop Limited for five years now, from small House extensions to larger Commercial projects of circa €2m. I have found the team at AWL to be innovative, diligent and very professional at all times. I would be happy to take a reference call if you were considering using Architects Workshop Limited.

Morgan CroweProperty Developer

Developing and implementing stadia and facility projects is important for the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) infrastructure strategy. Key to progress is surrounding the concept with the right team of professionals. Architects Workshop Limited have worked with the FAI and continue to deliver outstanding detail when asked. I would recommend their services and feel comfortable bringing them into future projects once again.

Walter HolleranHead of Facility Development – Football Association of Ireland

For many years it was a dream to have a Sportshall at Marian College. That dream was turned into a wonderful reality by Olan Crowley and the team at Architects Workshop Ltd. From the initial conversations about the concept, to the design of a beautiful and fully functional sports hall (with its attendant dressing rooms and gymnasium), to the leadership and management of the construction phase, the service which was provided by AWL was first class. The resultant building will be a lasting testament to the talent of Olan and his team.

Paul MeanyMarian College

I have been working with AWL for the past 10 years. Olan has always given thoughtful and knowledgeable architectural advice to my clients and me over a broad sector of the property industry. I have no hesitation in recommending AWL.

Michael Turley

AWL deliver excellent, thoughtful architecture, provide great attention to detail and are real team players.

Brian HughesBrady Hughes Consulting

As an Agent specialising in Land acquisition and development advice, we are often requested to recommend the name of a good architectural practice by clients who may be looking for guidance both with regards to planning and design. The first name that always comes to mind is Olan Crowley of AWL, as he has a proven track record of delivering a top-class service with the results to go with it, time and time again. Olan understands client requirements better than any other architect we have dealt with, so I have no hesitation in recommending his company's service.

Eddie Bohan MRICS, MSCSI, ACIarbDirector at Bohan Hyland

Olan, and the AWL team, were very professional and thorough throughout the whole process. We had the comfort and support that was vital during the renovation process. We are thrilled with the results.

Ali Farrell

I have known and used AWL for circa 15 years or more. They are one of the finest architects in Europe and fit our profile perfectly. I have no hesitation in recommending them for any stadium work circa 30,000 seats.

John MitchellLavender Consultants

Olan leads a project the way it should be lead. From concept design through to comprehensive construction details AWL’s service is excellent. AWL… the Champagne of Architects.

David O'ReillyLacken Consulting & Project Management Services

AWL are attentive, supportive and excellent communicators. We can’t recommend them enough. We are absolutely thrilled with our amazing new home that was designed with such thought and care. The constant support throughout this experience was hugely appreciated and as a result, made the process less daunting and thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you to Olan and all the staff at AWL for making our dream home a reality.

Joanne Kelly

Architect Workshop is a team of visionary architects with multiple skills and experience, as a client I can say I have always been hugely impressed with their creative and elegant vision, along with their attention to detail and time given to projects.

Edward McCarthyDirector, Arena Solutions

Olan an his team were invaluable with the opening of my second business. My first business which is a gym was opened in 2010 and a lot has changed since then with regard to regulations etc, Olan was always there to answer any questions and went above and beyond when it came to site meetings. He had a great way of co ordinating my ideas into the build and communicating that with the build team. Couldn’t recommend highly enough and I look forward to working with AWL and Olan again.

James CumminsElite Training Dublin

AWL prepare creative and commercially viable building & development solutions, therefore, we have collaborated and worked together on numerous successful residential and commercial projects for many years.

Michael WalshWalsh Associates Quantity Surveyors