Engineers may be the world’s unsung heroes.
We may see a building and think ‘what amazing architecture’. But do we think – how did that architecture become feasible? The answer is by astute engineering.
So here we celebrate 40 years since Sir Ted Happold founded ‘BuroHappold’ and began solving the most complex and challenging design problems the world could throw at them.
Today our canvas is broader than buildings alone. We design urban environments, transit hubs, city districts and entire cities.
We celebrate our engineers and their fervent, creative minds that bring a spark of inspiration to each challenge, pushing the boundaries of each opportunity to grow, flourish and regenerate environments to the benefit of all.
Has the world ever seen such rapid change? In 120 years we’ve gone from the horse and cart to Mars. From the written letter to a portable computer in every pocket, where we can have a video conversation across the globe for free, instantly. That’s now, so how about tomorrow? For example, did you know that by the year 2050 the most important resource on earth will be drinking water?
This is the rate of change we’re dealing with. That’s why it’s vitally important that as an 1,800 strong, international firm of engineering professionals we practice broader and deeper thinking with an understanding of the future.
But in terms of long term economic, cultural, societal and environmental perspectives. We see it as our responsibility to make a positive impact.
We are not architects or builders. We are an interconnected community of engineering specialists that bring to bear cutting-edge integrated thinking, best practice, and strident creativity to make a project vision viable, whether that vision is for a building, a neighbourhood or an entire city.
So, hello. We’re pleased to meet you.
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It’s the heart of what we do.
We have designed our Enginuity tool to inform your choices and show the range of integrated specialisms that could be required to achieve your project vision.
We don’t expect it to provide a definitive answer, but it gives enough information to start the conversation.
When we connect our engineering professionals around a core idea, magic happens. It’s something that perhaps more traditional, silo-styled practices and their clients, miss out on.
Have a play, then talk to us about how we could begin the journey together to make your vision viable.