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Architecture

We design buildings and structures that are purposeful, simple, efficient and beautiful

We design buildings and structures that are purposeful, simple, efficient and beautiful

  • 250 Architects
  • 17 Studios globally
  • 2,198 Commissions

Great architecture always starts with people. It’s something that’s guided us for more than 50 years, based on our ethos of ‘Total Architecture’ to shape a better world through buildings, places and spaces for people to experience and enjoy every day. 

"Total Architecture” implies that all relevant design decisions have been considered together and have been integrated into a whole by a well-organized team empowered to fix priorities. Sir Ove Arup

How we work with you

We help our clients realise their ambitions through architecture that’s grounded in people, their experiences and their environments, applying our integrated expertise and the most advanced digital tools to unlock the potential in every project. It’s an approach that’s allowed us to create exhilarating sporting venues, bring greener futures to commercial developments, connect communities through more intuitive and efficient transport systems, and deliver cutting edge scientific and industrial facilities. 

Purpose

Purpose


Our design ethos combines our clients’ goals, with the wider needs of society. That means humane and forward-looking choices, combining elegance with enduring impact. 

The rapidly designed and timber-structured Believe in Better Building is built on a clear social idea of community focus and education. 

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Simplicity

Simplicity


Architectural projects reflect our clients’ greatest ambitions and operational needs. We overcome complexity by  harnessing Arup’s collective expertise to inform the ultimate design solution for every brief. 

We distilled the many performance requirements of a modern car production plant to design the award-winning Jaguar Land Rover Engineering Centre.   

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Efficiency

Efficiency


Today’s design choices must result in responsible, economical outcomes that deliver more with less. Our team embeds circular and regenerative principles, to ensure buildings consume less resources whilst retaining future flexibility and value in a changing world. 

Our design on the 17 stations of the Cityringen metro in Copenhagen, represents an elegant and cost-effective blueprint for city transport architecture. 

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Beauty

Beauty


Good architecture should lift the spirits and provide an inclusive and enjoyable experience. Beauty has many definitions, visual, experiential and social. We prioritise light, space and emotion to produce buildings that resonate with a lasting identity.  

The multi-purpose Singapore Sports Hub is a much-loved and in demand destination on the city’s skyline.  

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Total Architecture – many voices, one vision

Arup is a diverse, technical and highly creative community, united by our shared aims and values. Our clients benefit from the insights of our master-planners, engineers, acousticians, lighting designers, fire experts, sustainability managers, MEP teams, digital developers and many more. This ‘total architecture’ approach improves each design, resulting in more sustainable, resilient, intelligent and robust outcomes. 

Meet our people

Richard Boyd

Our Total Architecture philosophy means I work side by side with our architects to create buildings that have the lowest possible environmental impact.

Aitana Paya Perez

Here at Arup, I can come up with ideas and not only run with them but also get support from colleagues. And it happens in many ways, not just projects but also operations and professional development.

Stefano Recalcati

I love having the chance to work every day with different colleagues with different backgrounds, and I believe it makes us do better work for our clients and ourselves.

Shaping buildings, places and spaces

We work with governments and public bodies on projects of national importance such as the UK’s new high-speed railway project (HS2 Interchange) and Copenhagen’s transformative Cityringen metro. We’re forging a sustainable future for leading property developers with breakthrough buildings like 1 Triton Square for British Land. And we bring our technically rigorous, collaborative approach to renowned brands including BMW, Starbucks, Sky and Citibank. 

The professionalism, diligence, focus and attention to detail has been excellent... It has been a long time since I have seen a piece of work of such a high calibre. I truly believe the Interchange Station is an exemplar of outstanding architecture and engineering. ” Tom Wilne | Project Director – HS2 Ltd

Discover how we've helped clients around the world

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Talk to our architects

You can access our architecture services through regional practice leaders around the world. Wherever you’re based, we can help you get the most out of your project at any stage of the architecture lifecycle. 

Masterplanning

Masterplanning

Our masterplanning and urban design work in parternship with our architects to create sustainable places in balance with the aspirations of communities. 

Integrated urbanism, Arup’s approach to masterplanning, acknowledges the interdependence of urban systems and communities as well as the effects of global issues, such as climate change resilience and economic uncertainty, on the future of our cities.

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BIM

BIM

Building information modelling (BIM) is transforming the way that we design cities, buildings and systems to perform throughout their entire life cycle. 

Virtual design tools such as 3D modelling and simulation are becoming increasingly sophisticated and integrated. We believe their potential is best realised when they feed into an advanced design process that brings to life the interactions between architects, engineers and operators. 

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Facades

Facades

When we design building envelopes and façades our aim is to reduce energy consumption and create a comfortable, healthy, secure and safe environment, while at the same time meeting the architectural and aesthetic requirements of the project. 

Arup develops high performance and sustainable building envelope designs, resulting in maximum comfort to users while meeting the most ambitious design goals. 

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Lighting

Lighting

Arup's Lighting Design brings together art, science & technology. Our truly global team of designers create expressive, sustainable and award-winning concepts in light. 

We understand the interplay of structural form and lighting, and work with our architects to provide original conceptual designs. Our technical knowledge ensures that concepts become viable solutions. 

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Digital

Digital

Our digital services combine innate knowledge of architecture and the built environment with new technologies to shape a better world. 

From design to operation, technologies like AI, generative design and augmented reality are challenging our assumptions about the built environment. Our clients look to us to integrate these cutting-edge technologies to create new experiences and innovations. 

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Acoustics

Acoustics

We work in partnership with our architects to design environments acoustically to enhance commercial and cultural life and to minimise the unwanted effects of noise and vibration. 

Our international acoustic design team provides services in architectural, building, transport and environmental acoustics. We help clients achieve their aspirations in acoustics by guiding projects from conception and planning through design, construction, testing and commissioning. 

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