Arup has a reputation for pioneering innovations and for fresh approaches to age-old challenges. The firm’s creative spark and intellectual independence has been there from its very beginning. These shared values, like the firm’s name, are essentially derived from the beliefs and convictions of the firm’s founder, the engineer and philosopher Ove Arup.
Arup people are driven to discover new ways to turn ideas into tangible reality. This passion is behind many of the world’s iconic architectural, engineering, infrastructure and planning projects. It is also behind the firm's relentless pursuit of technical excellence and willingness to invest in research and innovation.
Its unique ownership structure – held in trust on behalf of its employees – ensures that Arup retains its independent spirit. Arup’s operating principles and commitment to sustainability are paramount. These shared values unify Arup people – a formidable and diverse group of individuals; freely exchanging ideas and sharing opinions.
Arup seeks ever better ways to imagine, re-imagine and reshape the built environment.