WLA is proud to welcome Arup, one of UK’s largest and most successful multi-disciplinary design, planning and engineering firms as a WLA Sponsor. It is the support of consultancies such as Arup that make it possible for us to publish great landscape architecture projects and help champion the central role that landscape architects play in our rapidly changing world.
Arup’s landscape architects create thoughtful, sustainable and award-winning landscape designs for people and nature. From concept to delivery, we work on a diverse range of projects at all scales and geographies. Contemporary landscape design must tackle many pressing challenges and central to Arup’s approach is creating inspiring and welcoming places that are well designed and stand the test of time. At their heart are strategies that deliver healthier cities, greater biodiversity, resilience to climate change and sustainable resource management.
We are passionate about making meaningful, resilient and memorable experiences through exciting ways of combining landscape design with sustainable technologies to get people closer to natural environments. Our design inspiration comes from a blend of creativity and context. We embed our projects in the identity of place, complementary to existing character yet expressing a particular identity that we can use throughout the design to create a distinctive sense of place.
Arup’s global network of landscape architects contribute to strategic development plans, masterplans for new cities, districts and mixed-use developments, major infrastructure projects as well as streetscapes, public realm, green building solutions (green roofs, green walls) and ecological habitat creation and enhancement. For our clients and design collaborators, we play an important interpretative role: taking the advice and proposals of many specialists and translating these into coherent deliverable solutions.
Arup is a firm built on clear shared values. Derived from the beliefs of our founder Sir Ove Arup, quality, integrity, humanity and social usefulness are our underpinning principles. It ensures that we can offer our clients the best professional advice, free from shareholder pressures. Arup’s landscape practice combines a Total Design ethos with technical expertise – our ability to draw on the vast resource of technical knowledge, experience and skills of our global firm sets us apart.
Find out more about ARUP at their website https://www.arup.com/expertise/services/planning/landscape-architecture