London based Arup has acquired Artec Consultants, known worldwide for its work in acoustics, audio-visual, and theatre design. The merger of the two firms forms a global powerhouse of consulting specialists for 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 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 skilled specialists 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 a former Partner at Artec and now a Principal at Arup.
Thirteen consultants from Artec will join Arup’s New York office. Among Artec’s better known projects are the Sala Sao Paulo, the Lucerne Cultural Center, the LGArts Center, the National Philharmonic Hall in Budapest, the Winspear Center for Music, and the McDermott Concert Hall at the Meyerson Symphony Center.