New York, NY, United States


Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of 16,000 designers, advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world. Digital runs through everything we do. We’re engineers and analysts, planners and designers, strategists and digital specialists – determined to enhance the world around us. Our work combines analytical innovation, digital creativity, emerging technology, with the multidisciplinary breadth of Arup. Geospatial technologies, including GIS and Remote Sensing, play a key role in many of our major projects. Every built environment project, from a masterplan for a city to a proposed new rail line, will rely on the use of geospatial data, it’s part of how we understand the interdependencies of space, systems and context. We see the ability to interrogate and visualise multiple and disparate datasets together as a way to achieve a deeper understanding of the space and the most appropriate and effective design choices.



Our work spans many scales and sectors, from property to city planning, transport to energy and water. Geospatial services produce outcomes ranging from designing an effective data architecture for projects to providing detailed analysis to build a business case for major urban development programmes. Our work informs decision making, building acceptance of a proposed design choice among clients and communities. We approach each new project like a start-up, taking the opportunity to develop our own machine learning tools and apps. Recent work had led to the development of a new façade recognition tool, one that interprets street photography to classify and categorise the materials being used, identifying existing flaws, before specifying future maintenance needs.

Services Provided:

Application Development, Data Conversion/Migration, Data Model & Database Design, GIS Strategy and Planning, Implementation, Needs and Requirements, System Architecture and Design, System Integration