Arup Integrates Artec Consultants Inc into its Global Practice

13 acoustics, audio visual and theatre consultants join Arup

NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Arup and Artec are pleased to announce the integration of their Acoustics, Audio Visual, and Theatre Consulting practices, effective immediately.

This combines two of the world's premier practices specializing in the planning, design, and engineering, of venues for performing arts, contemporary entertainment, education, conference, convention, sports, and worship.

"Our expanded team offers clients around the world unrivaled knowledge, experience, skills, and cutting-edge tools to plan and design innovative venues for the 21st century," said Principal Raj Patel, Americas Arts and Culture Business Leader for Arup.

"Joining forces with Arup, enhances our collective ability to provide highly specialist skills anywhere in the world, through the resources of a large, global organization, serving projects of any scale, with the best international design thinking, delivered to clients locally from start to finish," said Tateo Nakajima, former partner at Artec and now a principal at Arup.

Arup has integrated former Artec staff into the New York Acoustics, Audio Visual and Theatre Consulting team led by Raj Patel. Tateo, Ed Arenius, Todd Brooks, Christopher Darland, and Tom Clark join the leadership team at Arup in this move. They will work closely with Arup's regional leaders, Andrew Nicol (Australasia), Sam Tsoi (East Asia), Rachid Abu-Hassan (Europe) and Rob Harris (UK, Middle East, and Africa).

This enhanced team strengthens Arup's ability to provide clients and their projects whole life relationships. From cultural master planning, project inception and concept development, through design, construction, and post opening. Our holistic service supports the owners, operators and users in delivering performances to their audiences.

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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. The firm was founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values that fosters a distinctive culture, intellectual independence and collaborative approach. Arup has 11,000 members worldwide. The people at Arup are driven to find a better way to deliver better solutions for their clients. (

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