Ove Arup and friends; Ove Arup and friends;

Our aims and values underpin everything we do

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world.

Engineering the world

Arup made its name in the twentieth century as the designer and engineer behind some of the world’s most ambitious structures. That creative strength and independence of mind continues to guide us. Today, Arup employs more than 13,000 people, in more than 35 countries – in a culture underpinned by Sir Ove Arup’s aims and values.

Read Sir Ove Arup's key speech and understand what sets us apart.

If the right kind of people feel at home with us, they will bring in other people of their kind, and this again will attract a good type of client and this will make our work more interesting and rewarding and we will turn out better work, our reputation and influence will grow, and the enthusiasm of our members will grow - it is this enthusiasm which must start the process in the first place. ” Ove Arup Ove Arup Founder

Designers at work


Arup was founded on the belief that the built environment can change people’s lives for the better. Every day, everywhere, we strive to meet this aim – helping clients solve their biggest challenges by harnessing our diverse skills and constantly expanding what’s technically possible.


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