Who we are
For over 75 years, Arup has been recognised for its vision, talent and tenacity.
Dedicated to sustainable development, the firm is a collective of 16,000 designers, advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.
Our values and purpose
Arup’s primary goal is to develop a truly sustainable built environment. This means that in all our work, we aim to identify a balance between the needs of a growing world population and the finite capacity and health of our planet.
Arup intends to lead by example on issues like climate change and decarbonisation. Learn more about our commitments to decarbonisation and net zero.Learn more
We are working with leading organisations to address challenges like climate change, city resilience, the circular economy and the preservation of natural resources.Meet our partners
Find out how we are using our technical and strategic capabilities to support the most disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalised people in the world.Explore community engagement
A history of excellence
For over seven decades Arup has been at the forefront of the most ambitious and challenging design and engineering.
Charting our own path
We are an independent firm, owned in trust by our members. We choose work where we can make a positive difference in the world.
Arup is led by experts in their field - leaders who combine deep experience and the ability to take the best long-term decisions.Learn more
Our governance report provides a sense of who we are, emphasising our Trust ownership and its impact on our culture and actions.Learn more
Highlighting our work, impact and performance in 2021, our Annual Report represents who we are.Explore our Annual Report
Alan Belfield has been the Chair of Arup since April 2019. Prior to that, Alan was the Group COO. A mechanical engineer by training, during his 27-year career at Arup, Alan has built the firm’s consulting business with specialists in Management Consulting, Planning and Technology.