Alan Belfield

Helen Butcher

Helen Butcher. Credit: Arup.
  • Associate Director

Your best solution to date?

Raising the height on a new performance hall just before the building was submitted for planning.

Why is it significant?

With insufficient height the hall would have been very dead and poor for music performance. We were appointed just in time to make that crucial alteration.

Your particular skill?

Practical solutions for critical acoustic design which will directly benefit users of our buildings.


After many years, I still get to work on unique and challenging buildings with teams of incredibly talented people.

Why Arup?

Shared enthusiasm and collaboration on the best projects.