Arup Reports Steady Growth in Energy Business with Renewed Focus on Buildings Market
HOUSTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today it has relocated its Houston, Texas operations to a larger space to accommodate steady growth. In addition, Steve Done, LEED AP, principal, has relocated from Arup's Los Angeles office to strengthen the firm's presence in the Texas building and consulting markets.
Arup's Houston office focuses on energy-related projects, including the engineering and design of oil, natural gas and liquefied natural gas infrastructure, and increasingly on strategies for energy efficiency, resource management, and renewables. Projects like Energia Costa Azul focus on highly specialized designs for US and international focused oil and natural gas facilities. Its transportation group delivers railway engineering services to light rail and heavy haul operators and financiers in Houston and South America.
Steve Done has more than 25 years of experience delivering buildings projects to the Houston Building Engineering team. Steve's built portfolio includes a wide range of projects in Arts and Culture, Aviation, Commercial Property, Education, Government, Healthcare, Science + Industry, Hotel/Leisure and Retail projects. He also has extensive experience in sustainable design and energy management, and bidding and delivery phases of Design Build type projects.
"Arup has been active in the Texas market since the late 1980s on projects including Project Rodeo, BP, Houston; Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas; and the School of Nursing and Biomedical Sciences, at the University of Texas at Houston. Building on our history and recent growth, we welcome the addition of Steve Done to help us grow our buildings practice," said Brian Raine, Arup's global energy business leader and principal leading the Houston office.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Its engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world. Arup opened its first US office 25 years ago, and now employs 1,000 in the Americas. The firm was founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values that fosters a distinctive culture, intellectual independence and collaborative approach. The people at Arup are driven to find a better way to deliver better solutions for their clients. (www.arup.com)