Every Arup project is designed with the future in mind. Arup designers consider future trends such as climate change, as well as how an individual site or its immediate surroundings may be developed in the future. The availability of materials and best practice in sustainability also play a significant part.

Each year, Arup reinvests a share of its profits in research as part of the firm’s pursuit of technical excellence. Some of our research projects are conducted by specialists within Arup; others are collaborations with academic institutions or partnerships with industry.

Arup invests in strategic global research projects that arm us with the insight and knowledge we need to plan effectively for future trends. One such report, Cities Alive, makes five recommendations that will bring much-needed green infrastructure to the forefront of the design and planning of cities and urban environments.

Investing in Arup’s own people is a key part of the firm's approach to business. A rigorous technical training program – as well as training on disciplines such as project management – equips Arup people for the challenges offered by the world’s most exciting projects. The emphasis on training and technical excellence means that Arup continues to attract and retain many of the world’s best engineers and designers.

Arup even rewards exceptional achievement – by individuals in projects and contribution to design engineering as an industry – with an honorary title. Each of the 39 Arup Fellows are eminent in their fields, and their innovative work sets an inspiring example to others at Arup and beyond.

Diversity of opinion and ideas are highly prized at Arup, whose online skills networks hum with debate and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge. With projects all over the world and offices in 40 countries worldwide, Arup remains a diverse group of individuals from a range of cultural backgrounds. This diversity helps foster the creativity that is Arup’s hallmark. 


  • Illustration of future cities. Credit: Rob House.

    Our report, Cities Alive, explores whether nature can restore harmony in our cities.

  • Can Tho city, Vietnam.

    We are working with The Rockefeller Foundation to help Asian cities meet the challenges of climate change up-front.