Helping to design ambitious buildings is what Arup is best known for. In addition to world-class engineering, Arup offers diverse design services that address all aspects of form and function in the built environment.
Arup's approach to design is about width, breadth and depth – from perfecting the tiniest details of a building to managing complex multidisciplinary projects and developing living and working spaces for whole communities.
The firm's expertise ranges from optimising the passive performance of a building envelope and skeleton to designing the active systems that create an efficient, safe, comfortable environment for occupants.
Unable to resist a worthwhile challenge, Arup's highly skilled engineers and designers embrace the jobs that would daunt others. The result is a stunning international portfolio that includes complex, groundbreaking buildings, many of which may not have been realised without Arup's input.
Arup does not specialise in a particular style or building type and takes on projects from modest to massive scale. All of its skills and services are focused on enabling clients to achieve sustainable outcomes for best value.
Better building performance
Arup's building design specialists all over the world are engaged in research and analysis to make buildings more comfortable for their occupants, more sustainable for the planet, function optimally and provide better returns.
Increasingly the firm's designers are focused on the lifecycle performance of the built environment. Analysing operational data will in time be used to improve all phases of a building’s performance – from concept to construction, through operation, adaptation and retrofitting to final decommissioning and recycling.