Arup has won Engineers Australia’s Bradfield Award for 2015, celebrating the firm’s holistic contribution to NSW.
Arup’s achievements were recognised in three areas particularly – innovation, sustainability, and leadership – and for the impact the firm’s projects have had on the enhancement of the state.
Judges credited Arup’s mission as a ‘socially useful’ firm, which aims to improve the cities it works in through best-practice, efficient and sustainable projects. Recent major works were highlighted, particularly those with a broader social and urban impact. The Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail, the Central to Eveleigh masterplan, multi award-winning heritage refurbishment 50 Martin Place, and Ausgrid’s Smart Grid, Smart City project, formed central parts of the submission.
As a leader within the engineering profession, Arup evidenced its commitment to technical excellence, with judges impressed by the breadth of Arup University, the internal research and education organisation.
Workplace quality and corporate social responsibility were key components of the firm’s leadership. This focus has seen inclusion on Fortune magazine’s inaugural Change the World list, and continual recognition as a Top 10 firm by the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility.