Ove Arup
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introduction  •  early education  •  Christiani & Nielsen  •  London  •  Lubetkin & Tecton  •  war years  •  consultant & partner  •  Sydney Opera House  •  Kingsgate footbridge  •  character  •  total design  •  selected works  •  sources
Selected works
EARLY CAREER
1922-3 Working for Christiani & Nielsen, Hamburg office
1923 Moves to London office of Cristiani & Nielsen as chief designer
1932-3 Labworth Café ... architect: Ove Arup
1933 Gorilla House, London Zoo ... architect: Berthold Lubetkin, Tecton
1934-8 Director and chief designer at J.L. Kier & Co
1934-5 Highpoint I ... architect: Berthold Lubetkin, Tecton
1935 Penguin Pool, London Zoo ... architect: Berthold Lubetkin, Tecton
1935 Working-class residential flats ... competition win
1937 Finsbury Housing Projects
1937-8 Highpoint II ... architect: Berthold Lubetkin, Tecton
ARUP & ARUP LTD
1938 Sets up Arup & Arup Ltd with Arne Arup, his cousin
1938 Finsbury Health Centre ... architect: Berthold Lubetkin, Tecton
1938-9 Double-helix underground shelter, Finsbury ... unbuilt, architect: Ove Arup, Berthold Lubetkin, Francis Skinner
1943-4 Mulberry Harbour pierhead fendering ... with Ronald Jenkins
1944 Arcon prefabricated housing ... steel frame design
1945-51 Brynmawr Rubber Factory ... architect: Architect's Co-Partnership
1946 April 1st, Arup & Arup Ltd dissolved
OVE N. ARUP CONSULTING ENGINEERS
1946 April 1st - 6th, Ove N. Arup Consulting Engineers established
1946 Bus Station and Office, Dublin ... architect: Michael Scott
OVE ARUP & PARTNERS
1949 Ove Arup & Partners establised ... partners: Ove Arup, Ronald Jenkins, Geoffrey Wood, Andrew Young
1949-54 Hunstanton Secondary Modern School ... architect: Alison and Peter Smithson
1951 Festival of Britain footbridge
1951 Aero Research factory, Duxford
1951-6 Bank of England Printing Works ... architect: Easton & Robertson
1953 Ove Aup awarded CBE
1955 Ove Arup & Partners West Africa, and Ove Arup & Partners South Africa established
1956 Peter Dunican appointed partner
1956 Hallfield Primary School ... architect: Drake & Lasdun
1956-62 Coventry Cathedral ... architect: Sir Basil Spence
1957 TUC Congress Memorial Building ... architect: David du R. Aberdeen
1957-73 Sydney Opera House ... architect: Jørn Utzon
1959 Ove Arup & Partners Rhodesia established
1959-60 St James' Place, London ... architect: Sir Denys Lasdun
1960 Ove Arup & Partners Scotland established
1960-4 Royal College of Physicians ... architect: Sir Denys Lasdun
1960-4 St Catherine's College, Oxford ... architect: Arne Jacobson
1961 Ronald Hobbs appointed partner
1961-3 Kingsgate footbridge
1961-3 Smithfield Poultry Market ... architect: T.P. Bennet & Son
1962 Falmer House, University of Sussex ... architect: Sir Basil Spence
1963 Arup Associates established as an architectural practice
1963 Ove Arup & Partners Ireland, and Ove Arup & Partners Sierra Leone established
1964 Ove Arup & Partners Australia established
1965 Povl Ahm and Jack Zunz appointed partners
1965 Ove Arup & Partners Nigeria, and Ove Arup & Partners Ghana established, West Africa dissolved
1965-70 Snape Maltings Concert Hall ... architect: John Donat
1966 Ove Aup awarded RIBA Gold Medal for Architecture
1966 Ove Arup & Partners Zambia, and Ove Arup & Partners Malaysia established
1966 UK partnership reformed as Ove Arup & Partners Consulting Engineers and Arup Associates
1966 Ove Arup awarded IStructE Maitland Medal
1967-72 York Minster central tower underpinning
1968 Ove Arup & Partners Jamaica established
1969 Philip Dowson appointed partner
1970 Ove Arup knighted for services to architecture and engineering
1970 Ove Arup Partnership becomes parent firm to Ove Arup & Partners and Arup Associates
1970 Ove Arup & Partners Singapore established
1971-7 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris ... architect: Rogers & Piano
1972 Ronald Jenkins retires
1973 Ove Arup awarded IStructE Gold Medal
1977 Ove Aup Partnership reconstituted, trust ownership established
1978 Geoffrey Wood retires
1978-85 Lloyds of London HQ ... architect: Richard Rogers Partnership
1979-86 Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank HQ ... architect: Foster and Partners
1980 Arup Acoustics established
1984 Peter Dunican retires
1985-91 Stansted Airport, Main Terminal ... architect: Foster and Partners
1986 Ove Arup elected Honorary Royal Academician
1988 February 5th Ove Arup dies
1989 The Ove Arup Foundation established
LATER NOTABLE ARUP PROJECTS
1990-94 Kansai International Airport terminal building, Osaka Bay, Japan ... architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
1992 Ove Arup Partnership becomes a company owned in trust for the benefit of employees
1996-00 Øresund Bridge ... linking Sweden and Denmark
1997-04 30 St Mary Axe (Swiss Re) ... architect: Foster and Partners
1998-02 Millennium Bridge, London ... architect: Foster and Partners with Sir Anthony Caro
1999 Ove Arup Partnership becomes a limited company
1999-01 National Museum of Australia, Canberra ... architect: Howard Raggatt, ARM
1999-07 Terminal 4, JFK Airport, New York ... architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
2000 The name 'Arup' adopted for the whole group
introduction  •  early education  •  Christiani & Nielsen  •  London  •  Lubetkin & Tecton  •  war years  •  consultant & partner  •  Sydney Opera House  •  Kingsgate footbridge  •  character  •  total design  •  selected works  •  sources
All items by Ove Arup  •  All items by Ove Arup & Partners  •  All items by Arup  •  Everything built ... 1895 - 1988
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photo of Ove Arup  courtesy Arup

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Labworth Cafe
Labworth Cafe, Essex, UK
Architect: Ove Arup
Highpoint I
Highpoint I, London, UK
Architect: Berthold Lubetkin, Tecton
Penguin Pool
Penguin Pool, London Zoo, UK
Architect: Berthold Lubetkin, Tecton
Photo: Jane Joyce
photo by Julian Evans
Sydney Opera House
Architect: Jørn Utzon
Photo: Julian Evans
Brynmawr Rubber Factory
Brynmawr Rubber Factory, South Wales, UK
Architect: Architects Co-partnership
Photo: see main entry
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Royal College of Physicians, courtesy Arup
Royal College of Physicians, London
Architect: Sir Denys Lasdun
Photo: courtesy Arup
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, courtesy Arup
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk, UK
Architect: John Donat
Photo: courtesy Arup
York Minster central tower underpinning, courtesy Arup
York Minster central tower underpinning,
York, UK
Photo: courtesy Arup
Centre Culturel Georges Pompidou, courtesy Arup
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Architects: Renzo Piano and Sir Richard Rogers
Photo: courtesy Arup
Stansted Airport, courtesy Arup
Stansted Airport main terminal, UK
Architect: Foster and Partners
Photo: courtesy Arup
Kansai International Airport, courtesy Arup
Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan
Architect: Renzo Piano
Photo: courtesy Arup