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Arup Connect is Arup's magazine showcasing projects, people and issues in the Americas Region.
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many people are standing in the water near some buildings and steps that have been built into them
A photo contest run by our New York office's WaterAid team aims to foreground the role of water in everyday life. We've chosen a few of our favorite shots.
an aerial view of a city at night
A unique collaboration between artist Janet Echelman, Autodesk, and Arup resulted in a dramatic monumental sculpture marking the 30th anniversary of the TED conference.
an aerial view of a city with tall buildings and cranes in the foreground,
The simple beauty of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's rippled façade design belies the technical challenge of sculpting 700 unique panels to cover 200,000ft².
an aerial view of a crowd of people in the grandstand at a sporting event
Mecca's population more than triples for several weeks each year during the Muslim pilgrimage. We spoke with Amer Shalaby about what the city's response to this annual strain on its infrastructure can teach North Americans about resilience.
an empty park with steps leading up to it and trees in the foreground, overlooking a body of water
Government agencies have often valued efficiency over user experience when creating public space, resulting in unloved parks and plazas. Our New York planning team picked five local spots that got it right.
some people are standing in the water near houses and buildings that have been built on stilts
Stefan Kohler helps lead Arup’s International Development group, which operates as a nonprofit within the firm. We spoke with him about his work.
an old wooden church in the middle of nowhere
Wood is one of the oldest and most common building materials. Our fire engineers surveyed the history of tall wood buildings around the world.
a clock on the side of a tall building with wooden trimmings and carved designs
Wood is one of the oldest and most common building materials. Our fire engineers surveyed the history of tall wood buildings around the world.
people are walking down the street in front of a ferris wheel at night with lights on
Las Vegas' recently opened High Roller has set a new record height. Here's how the giant structure came together.
an abstract map of the world in blue and white on a black background with lines
Michael Markieta, a transportation planner working with Arup’s Toronto office, has spent the past year developing visualizations of all flight paths crossing the globe in order to better understand patterns of globalization and intercity connectivity.
an artistic sculpture in the middle of a city with tall buildings and cloudy sky behind it
How far can you push formal interest on façades while maintaining their structural load-bearing capacity? Two University of Buffalo architects decided to find out.
a large metal sculpture sitting on the side of a road
How far can you push formal interest on façades while maintaining their structural load-bearing capacity? Two University of Buffalo architects decided to find out.
a large metal sculpture sitting on top of a hard wood floor
How far can you push formal interest on façades while maintaining their structural load-bearing capacity? Two University of Buffalo architects decided to find out.
an abstract pink background with lots of dots and lines
Alliance networks, a governance approach involving collaboration between both public and private actors, provide a powerful new tool for reaching energy conservation goals.
an auditorium full of people sitting and standing
Acoustic consultant Anne Guthrie's PhD research focuses on designing performance spaces to optimize sound quality for musicians as well as audiences, leading to better listening experiences for all.