Global Design Firm Will House 50 Staff in Oakland, Delivering Greater Client Focus to East Bay
SAN FRANCISCO — Arup, a global design and consulting firm, announces the opening of its newest office at 1330 Broadway in Oakland. The office — covering 16,000ft2 — will house a team of 50 engineers and consultants with expansion space for 100 staff.
“Arup is excited to grow our Bay Area presence to better serve our East Bay clients and to be part of the Oakland community,” said Aidan Hughes, principal and group leader of Arup’s San Francisco office.
Arup Oakland will open as a multidisciplinary office, providing professional services including building and infrastructure engineering and consulting services. The office leadership team will consist of John Worley, Joseph Collins, Jacob Wood, and Sara Paul.
John Worley, principal and office leader in Oakland, said, “We wanted to expand our footprint across the bay for a while. We currently have 300 people in San Francisco. Expanding to Oakland provides growth opportunities for our team and better service for our East Bay clients. Looking ahead, the Oakland office will continue to grow as part of the city’s dynamic growth.”
Arup’s Oakland office expansion was a collaboration with TMG Partners, Gensler, Skyline Construction, and Cushman Wakefield, and highlights the firm’s collaborative culture and history of innovation.
Arup has worked in the Bay Area for more than 30 years. The firm is currently involved with WeWork on 1111 Broadway, 2100 Telegraph, 1900 Broadway, and 2 Kaiser Plaza in downtown Oakland; multiple projects for BART; and has collaborated with Alameda County and the City of Berkeley.
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, www.arup.com, and the online magazine of Arup in the Americas, doggerel.arup.com, for more information.