St Francis Shangri-la Place – The tallest residential high-rise building in the Philippines uses Arup’s patented damped-outrigger system to withstand earthquakes.

Arup's response to Covid-19

Clients and partners will appreciate that Arup takes the health and safety of its staff and stakeholders extremely seriously and in the face of this pandemic it is more critical than ever that we all play our part in slowing the spread of this disease.

Read more

With more than 30 years’ experience in the Philippines, Arup has established itself as an industry leader in building design, seismic engineering and infrastructure delivery (particularly in the water sector) across the country.  

Leveraging our worldwide network, we draw upon global resources and expertise to solve problems requiring any specialist skills in the Philippines.

1Office in Philippines


Office locations



Arup has been working in the Philippines since 1986; and in 1990, we established a permanent office in Manila. The local office coordinates with clients in the Philippines, delivering projects using our strong local team. The local office is supported by our global network to provide total design services in response to the increasing demand for high quality, international standard projects for the country’s growing economy.

We have delivered some of the most prominent buildings in the city including the Philippine Museum of Natural History – a celebrated project of national importance,  Grand Hyatt Metrocenter, the tallest and biggest mixed-use development in the Philippines and St Francis Shangri-la Place, the world’s first building to adopt a damped-outrigger system – Arup’s patented viscous damping system. 

Our track record also includes industrial facilities and infrastructure projects such as the Malampaya gas to energy project, East La Mesa Water Treatment Plant , Bugo Cannery Waste to Energy Plant, and the Glorietta Redevelopment district cooling system.

Apart from serving the local market, the Manila office is also active throughout Asia through designing works in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Japan and Korea.

Raul Manlapig

4th Floor, Tower 1
Rockwell Business Centre
Meralco Compound
Ortigas Avenue
Pasig City 1604
Philippines [email protected] +63 (2) 3485 8200 Manila, local time - 10:54 AM View on Google Maps