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Arup

Location
Main Office:
13 Fitzroy Street,
London W1T 4BQ, United Kingdom
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Additional Offices: Over 90 offices in 60 countries
Number of employees: 10,000 (2010)

Also see Arup Advanced Geometry Unit

Engineering Specialties:
Acoustics
Aerodynamics
Architecture
Bridges
Civil Engineering
Communications
Corporate Resilience
Electronic Data Man
Systems
Facade Engineering
Facilities Management
Research and Development
Materials Science
Fire and Environmental Engineering
Structural Engineering and Design
Mechanical and Electrical
Infrastructure
Financial Services
Fluid Dynamics
Geographic Information
Geotechnics
Microclimate Design
Offshore Engineering
Property and Construction
Public Health and Engineering
Offshore Engineering
Property and Construction
Public health engineering
Rail
Seismic Engineering
Tunnels

History:
Arup Group Ltd., or more simply Arup, is a globally based consulting firm that today offers engineering, design, planning and project management consulting services. In 1946, structural engineer Ove Arup founded the company named Ove N. Arup Consulting Engineers in London. The firm has since changed names several times and expanded tremendously over the past 60 years with offices now in 60 countries.(1)

Over the years Arup continually pushed the boundaries and developed building techniques that allowed once impossible structures to be to be built. Two important early works that helped Arup gain prominence were the Sydney Opera House and Center Georges Pompidou. Ove Arup’s personal drive for perfection, ingenuity and holistic mindset, coupled with some extraordinary breakthroughs in the architectural and engineering arena, was the driving force in his and his companies’ success. To this day, Arup continues its sophisticated, innovative and groundbreaking projects throughout the world. (1)

Engineer Spotlights:
Ove Arup
Hüseyin Darama
Erin McConahey

Selected Projects:

National Aquatic Center, Olympic Park, Chaoyang District, China


30 St. Mary Axe, London, England


Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia


M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California

Sources:
(1) Siegfried, Ryan. Architecture Engineers of the 20th and 21st Century, University of Texas at Austin
(2) http://www.arup.com

Written by Alex Pena

October 1, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Posted in Engineers

McConahey, Erin

Engineering Specialties:
Structural Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Spotlight: Erin McConahey
Erin McConahey began her structural career with degrees in both mechanical and structural engineering. Erin’s extensive technical knowledge of innovative and energy saving solutions combined with a strong commitment to the complete design cycle approach. She’s involved from the very beginning of the concept design all the way to the construction sequence of a project. Her passion and understanding has helped aid in the success of many Arup projects including museums, high-rises, laboratories, and school. (1)

Selected Projects:

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado


Federal Building, San Francisco, California

Sources:
(1) Larson, Matt. Architectural Engineering World, University of Texas at Austin

Written by Alex Pena

February 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Posted in Engineers

Arup, Ove

Engineering Specialties:
Structural Engineering

Spotlight: Ove Arup (1895-1988)
Born in Newcastle, U.k., Sir Ove Nyquist Arup began his education in philosophy and mathematics at Copenhagen University. He later went on to receive an engineering degree at the Technical University of denmark. Once graduated in 1922 he began working as a structural engineer for Christiani and Nielsen, a danish civil engineering firm, and moved to London.(1)

In the early 1930’s, he worked as a consultant to the Tectron partnership where he worked with senior partner Berthold Lubetkin.
During this time, Ove Arup applied structural concrete ideas that had never been done before in residential housing. After the war in 1946, he founded his now highly successful company, Arup. (1) Sir Ove Arup’s aspiration for ‘Total Architecture’ was that great things can result when “all relevant design decisions have been considered together and have been integrated into a whole by a well organised team”. (2)

Selected Projects:

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia


Kingsgate Bridge, Durham, England

Sources:
(1) Siegfried, Ryan. Architecture Engineers of the 20th and 21st Century, University of Texas at Austin
(2) http://www.arup.com

Written by Alex Pena

February 1, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Posted in Engineers

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