Australia’s most capped Wallaby prop is now a leading architect and explains how regional sporting facilities can have a hugely positive effect on a local economy, but also general health and wellbeing.
Al Baxter is a practising architect, company director and ABC TV sports commentator. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 2001 with BSc (Arch) and BArch, as well as winning both the Sir John Sulman and Sunlord Perpetual awards for design. He works at Cox Architects where he is Master Planner – Sports, Convention and Exhibition Architecture, and ECOX National Sustainability Manager. He has served on a number of sports and professional boards and is a member of the Sydney Living Museum (Historic Houses Trust of NSW) Board. His professional commitment is to architecture and place – meaningful, sustainable and inclusive buildings and spaces that whole communities enjoy.
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