Buro Happold in the United States

Buro Happold’s services in the United States are delivered by a thriving network of seven offices nationwide. Our diverse staff of over 300 employees includes engineers, architects, planners, economists, urban designers and real estate professionals. This multidisciplinary team offers our clients expertise in structural engineering, MEP/FP engineering, facades engineering, sustainability, LEED, health and wellbeing, analytics/energy modelling, fire and life safety, ICT/AV and security, lighting design, strategic planning, mobility, and people movement.

Our engineers, advisors and consultants are involved in many innovative projects, ranging in scale from single buildings up to entire regions. Through inventiveness and vision, we helped turn the High Line – an abandoned stretch of elevated railroad – into one of the most recognizable and visited landmarks in New York City. We also engineered The Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh, which exceeds LEED Platinum as the greenest high-rise office building in the world. This design has now set the tone for the future of ultra-sustainable and performance-driven commercial buildings.

Continuing to push boundaries, we are nearing completion on the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. Located in the heart of a notoriously earthquake-prone city, this structure features a massive concrete dome sitting on just four columns. Our team also engineered The House at Cornell Tech, the world’s tallest and largest residential Passive House building. Another project that showcases our capability and ambition is Singapore’s spectacular Jewel Changi Airport. Spanning over 650 feet and featuring more than 9,000 dimensionally unique, triangular glass roof panels, this is one of the world’s largest gridshells. Additionally, our people tackle urban development challenges that represent the built environment at its broadest scale. For example, Buro Happold led the team for New York City’s Roadmap to 80×50, which created a blueprint for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Such work also includes the first ever Countywide Sustainability Plan for Los Angeles, which encompasses more than 10 million residents.


  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Pittsburgh
  • San Francisco

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