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Vision & Mission

“When engineers and quantity surveyors discuss aesthetics and architects study what cranes do we are on the right road.”

Sir Ove Arup

Ove Arup Foundation 

Ove Arup Foundation is an independent charity honouring the memory of philosopher and engineer Sir Ove Arup who believed in the benefit of collaborative and multi-disciplinary approaches in the design of the built environment. 


A sustainable, resilient, uplifting and inclusive built environment for everyone – whether living in cities, towns or villages – shaped by diverse perspectives and skills across multiple branches of knowledge.


Ove Arup Foundation promotes the advancement and communication of knowledge about the built environment through holistic and multi-disciplinary approaches to its shaping. The Foundation’s work is a catalyst in the development of new initiatives and research: collaborating with various organisations and communities around the world, supporting students, academics, professionals and society as a whole, we promote learning and the dissemination of knowledge about an improving and sustainable built environment.


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