“Through our collaboration on FC Barcelona Nou-Camp expansion I have come to hold Chris in the highest regard. He is a well-rounded and exceptionally capable architect and has extraordinary skills in the design development of very large and complex urban proposals.”

- Paul Hyett PPRIBA
HonDArt HonFAIA HonFRSAW Past President RIBA / Principal HKS

Founding Principal

CHRIS SMILES is one of the world’s leading conceptual Architectural designers of large-scale venues. He co-founded Smartform Architecture in 2018 and has over 19 years experience in the design and delivery of award-winning major Sports & Entertainment Precincts, Transport Infrastructure and large-scale public assembly building projects in Europe and Australasia including the Adelaide Oval Redevelopment, Optus Stadium , Jeddah Sports Masterplan and currently the Marvel Stadium Redevelopment.

Chris is design-focussed and passionate about achieving sustainable outcomes. He believes that by listening and facilitating good collaborative teamwork the design process often leads to unique and unexpected solutions.

Chris is active with the academic institutions and has led MArch studio design units at University of Melbourne and Adelaide University and presented at various industry events in recent years.

Professional Accreditation
& Associations:

Royal Institute of British Architects.

Architects Registration Board (Victoria).

Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Built Industry Group.

Australian Sports Technologies Network.

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