Arup is one of the biggest players within the construction, design and engineering world, with over a thousand workers in the US alone. Famous for its projects, such as One Central Park in Australia, Garden Bridge in London and the Toronto-York Spadina subway extension, the company aim to drive the construction world through sustainable initiatives and innovative solutions.
Arup has been officially named as the number one global technical advisor in Infrastructure Journal Annual League Table and has also partnered with seven Dutch design, to provide key solutions within construction and design in a collaboration titled ‘Innovation Area Development Partnership’ (IADP). Sander den Blanken, Group Leader of Arup in the Netherlands has commented: "Innovation is necessary in order to develop this type of demanding environments, as traditional solutions are not sufficient anymore. Our partnership offers an exquisite platform for innovation and co-creation."
The company is always open to joint ventures in order to achieve long-term goals or promote and develop new or existing infrastructures, at which Arup is currently working alongside AECOM in a joint partnership. The collaboration will enable the development and expansion of New York’s new subway line, improving existing transport infrastructures and providing long-term advantages for the growing city.
AECOM and Arup have recently completed the first phase of the $4.451 billion project, constructing four new underground stations and appropriate tunnel ventilation, utilising sophisticated technologies to provide key results and ensure minimum disruption. The project will increase the quality of life for residents and the 20,000 commuters which utilise the subway every day, therefore reducing potential delays.
Also within the US, Arup has recently appointed Katherine Aguilar Perez-Estolano to their LA offices as Cities Leader for Southern California. The role incorporates the company’s long-term vision to expand their operations within the region and strengthen current infrastructures through the delivery of sustainable and first-class initiatives.
The role will also incorporate Arup's Americas Cities Strategy, strengthen relationships with communities, partners and stakeholders and uphold collaboration with C40 Cities.