Arup Announces Promotion of Joshua Cushner to Principal

Expert in acoustics recognized for leadership and innovation

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2017 – Arup, the global design and consulting firm for the built environment, is pleased to announce that Joshua Cushner has been named a principal of the firm.

“For more than 10 years, Joshua has been a leading innovator at Arup, exploring new knowledge in acoustics from both a social and a psychological standpoint,” said Andy Howard, Chairman of Arup’s Americas Region. “With his promotion to principal, we are delighted to recognize not just his technical achievements, but his commitment to inspiring our client’s to thrive in a changing world.”

Cushner joined Arup in 2006. As Leader of Arup’s Acoustics, Audiovisual and Theatre consulting practice on the West Coast, he has completed more than 250 projects, leading multi-disciplinary teams to deliver advanced, creative solutions to the cultural, corporate, and educational sectors. Among his notable clients are the San Francisco Opera, Apple, Salesforce, SFMOMA, and Google. He has also led multi-media installation projects at Fort Mason National Park and the SPUR Urban Center.

Cushner holds a Master of Studies degree in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment from University of Cambridge, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University.

About Arup
Arup provides planning, engineering, design, and consulting services for the most prominent projects and sites in the built environment. Since its founding in 1946, the firm has consistently delivered technical excellence, innovation, and value to its clients, while maintaining its core mission of shaping a better world. Arup opened its first US office more than 30 years ago and now employs 1,400 people in the Americas. The firm’s employee-ownership structure promotes ongoing investment in joint research to yield better outcomes that benefit its clients and partners. Visit Arup’s website,, and the online magazine of Arup in the Americas,, for more information.

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