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8 ChifleyOur first collaboration with Richard Rogers architects in Australia – one of Sydney’s greenest buildings.

Arup came to Australia in 1963 to undertake the structural design of the Sydney Opera House and we now work from eight offices across four key areas of influence: cities, connectivity, health, resources. Our desire to shape a better world ensures our clients receive smart design ideas with a social purpose, which will have a positive influence for current and future generations. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history of our region, and Arup's Indigenous Employment Strategy articulates our actions to broaden employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians into, and within, the firm.

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Arup opened in Cairns in 1993 to improve its building and infrastructure across the North Queensland region.

We are shaping the future of the city centre with the Cairns City Centre Masterplan Review and have improved healthcare provision with the Cairns Hospital Redevelopment.

Our projects include well known landmarks such as the Cairns Convention Centre, ¬≠Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and the Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway.

We have a reputation for being able to push the frontiers of thinking and design when finding sustainable solutions to the challenges posed by the tropics - extreme weather, the impact of tourism, and the ability of the built environment to coexist with the natural environment. We led the development of the Far North Queensland Water Strategy that will map out the provision of water resources for Cairns and the surrounding region up to 2050, while William McCormack Place is the ‘greenest’ building in the tropics.

Mark Aitken

Office 2, Level 10
15 Lake Street
Cairns, Qld, 4870
[email protected] + 61 (0) 7 4032 6000 Cairns, local time - 2:49 PM View on Google maps