Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of the built environment. From almost 100 offices around the globe, Arup’s 13,500 staff members deliver innovative projects worldwide, generating a global income of some £1.4 billion per annum.
The firm was founded in 1946 by Ove Arup with a commitment to push the boundaries of design and the firm’s reputation has grown in stature with the delivery of a range of iconic projects ranging from the Sydney Opera House and the Beijing Bird’s Nest Stadium to the Øresund Bridge and High Speed 1 and 2.
The firm is owned in Trust for the benefit of its employees past and present, so to the firm is truly independent and does not have to respond to short-term shareholder imperatives. Instead, the group focuses on building long-term relationships with clients that share the firm’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
The group is headquartered in London, but operates as a truly global concern sharing a common One Arup culture across five regions – East Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Americas and UKMEA – with a mission to Shape a Better World.