Founded in 1630, historic Boston and the neighboring city of Cambridge, where Arup’s office is located, are home to some of the most esteemed academic, medical, research and technology institutions in the US. Greater Boston is a natural magnet for high-tech industries and is the economic and cultural center of New England.
Arup’s projects in Boston include the harborfront Institute of Contemporary Art and assignments for greater Boston’s institutions of higher learning, including the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and numerous facilities at Harvard University. The firm’s commitment to advancing sustainability and sustainable design is embodied in work on the Lowell Courthouse and for Franklin Regional Transit Authority, projects that aim for zero net energy consumption. The firm recently also engineered wind turbine powered signage for a historical walking trail through Boston.