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An artist in small matters

Ove Arup’s prominent place in architectural history owes as much to his broad-ranging curiosity as his formidable technical skill. Having studied philosophy before turning to design, he remained intellectually voracious throughout his life, cheerfully…

John Ronan on designing for innovation

Innovation centers are a growing trend across business and academia. I spoke with architect John Ronan, who was recently selected to design the home for the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT)…

Having it all: The price of leadership

Arup principal Fiona Cousins serves on the board of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, which focuses on the role of women in the building industry. The organization’s blog published her thoughts…

We want to be the best

As of April 1, Greg Hodkinson will take over the role of Arup’s global chairman (succeeding Philip Dilley, who has stepped down to take on other roles). Francesca Birks spoke…

Exploring collaboration

Arup and design firm SOFTLab have worked on various projects together through the years. Arup's Matthew Clark and SOFTLab founder Michael Svizos discuss their latest collaboration, a structural canopy in…

Night lights

We spoke to Arup lighting designer Leni Schwendinger about nighttime light and cities. * You’ve spoken about the importance of taking lighting design into realms of art and urbanism. What does that…