Adjaye Associates and Stanton Williams are among seven practices shortlisted by the Olympic Development Authority for a cluster of venues in the north of the Olympic Park.
Firms on the shortlist, which also includes Bennetts Associates, David Morley Architects, Opus International Consultants, S&P with Nord, and Sports Concepts, will compete to design projects for the Eton Manor site.
It will house a mix of permanent and temporary facilities for gymnastics and aquatic athlete training, nine temporary tennis courts, and an archery field with seating for 3,000 spectators specifically for the Paralympics.
The site will also include legacy buildings including a permanent hockey centre, tennis courts and other multi-purpose sports facilities.
Paul Williams, director at Stanton Williams, said: “This is the first Olympic project that we have entered for, and we are extremely positive about it.
“It is still early days, but we are very excited about the prospect of working on this site.”
A spokeswoman for Adjaye Associates said that the practice was “delighted” to have made the shortlist.
David Higgins, chief executive of the ODA, said the site would “provide key facilities and venues for the best athletes in the world in 2012” and would leave “state-of- the-art sports facilities” afterwards.
He added: “Design excellence will play a key role in the regeneration of Eton Manor, so the announcement of such a high-quality shortlist of design teams is an important step forward.”
The winner will be announced at the beginning of next year.