This year marks the 30th anniversary of Arup’s New York office. Over the past three decades, the world has been dramatically reshaped by a confluence of forces, including climate change, hyper-urbanization and the digital revolution. As always, New York City has been at the vanguard of social change. As a coastal city, we have experienced the alarming effects of a warming climate first-hand, most notably with Hurricane Sandy; and as an international hub of culture and commerce, we have faced the challenges of global urbanization head on. At the same time, New Yorkers have experienced the life-changing power of dazzling new technologies, harnessed the insights of big data to drive progress, and partnered with other major cities around the world in the fight against climate change.
Like all tried-and-true New Yorkers, we, at Arup, love our city and we take great pride in knowing that many of the projects we’ve done in our time here have contributed to making it more sustainable, more resilient and more connected. We will continue to do all we can to ensure that New York’s future is as vibrant as its past. This means delivering projects that bring value to our clients and communities and help advance the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.