Derek Sugden

Bringing sounds to life

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Derek Sugden, Founder Principal of Arup Acoustics, discusses his childhood fascination with sound and reflects on his long career at Arup, touching on the firm’s working culture and ethos. Speaking from his home, he discusses the world renowned Snape Concert Hall conversion, which he worked on from 1967. He also shares his candid views on the value of creative idleness and non-conformity.

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