Megan Ashfield

Megan Ashfield
Principal
Populous

Megan is a Principal at Populous. After joining the firm in 1990, Megan has continued to develop the practice’s understanding of the functional requirements of sports and how users respond to the environments that draw people together. Megan’s interest has always focused on the detailed design of large-scale entertainment destinations - the competitor and performer requirements, the spectator experience and the back of house support facilities and processes that enable the staging of major events.

In 1999, Megan relocated to the Populous Sydney office to lead the interior design team for ANZ Stadium (formerly Stadium Australia), the venue which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies and track and field athletics events for the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Since returning to the London office, Megan’s extensive portfolio of interiors work now includes high-profile projects such as Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Wembley Stadium, London Olympic Stadium, Wimbledon Centre Court and Aviva Stadium. Megan was involved in the concept and detailed internal design of Wembley Stadium, from the initial briefing with the client through to installation on site.

In terms of built area, Wembley is the largest stadium in Europe, its multiple concourses, atria, private boxes, restaurant and dining spaces established new standards of spectator comfort and experience for all visitors. Alongside this project, Megan was also involved in the detailed design of new debenture hospitality lounges and dining areas for Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, and the concept interior design for the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

After the opening of Wembley Stadium, Megan joined the design team for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium design. Her experience in Australia was invaluable to the successful development of the internal and external space planning of the Stadium, ensuring full integration of the venue within the Olympic Park event experience.

 


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