Aidan Hughes appointed Group Leader of Arup's San Francisco Office

Apr 07, 2014, 16:47 ET from Arup

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced that Aidan Hughes will take over the role of Group Leader in the San Francisco office. In this role, he will be responsible for clients, financial performance, and staff welfare for Arup's 275 staff in San Francisco. Hughes is taking over this role from Jim Quiter, who will now be leading Arup's Global Management Consulting Business.

"My focus will be on our clients and our client relationships," says Hughes. "We have a great team of people who can deliver value to our clients on all aspects of the built environment."

Hughes has spent much of his 30 year professional career at Arup and is a passionate believer in Arup's mission to 'shape a better world'. Hughes has advised developers and regional government on transportation and infrastructure strategies. He is a chartered civil engineer, LEED Accredited Professional and has worked in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Aidan joined Arup in 1986. He worked on major urban development and transport projects in the UK and Australia, before leading the firm's expansion in the US in 2000 as a founding member of the San Francisco transport and infrastructure team. He led Arup's Planning and Consulting practice in the Americas from 2004 to 2013 and served on Arup's Americas Board from 2004 to 2009. He is a member of the Board of Directors of SPUR and is a Council member of the Urban Land Institute.

Arup's San Francisco staff provide a wide range of consulting and engineering services – projects include the California Academy of Science, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Presidio Parkway, the Las Vegas High Roller, Concord Community Reuse Project, 181 Fremont skyscraper, and the Transbay Transit Center. Arup's San Francisco office opened in 1985, as the firm's first office in the Americas.

About Arup
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. (

For further information please contact:

Rebecca Maloney, LEED AP, CPSM
m +1 617 412-6632

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