The League’s monthly First Friday events are informal social gatherings that allow members to visit the offices of leading design practices and see work on the boards.
Founded in 1946 by philosopher and engineer Ove Arup in London, Arup currently has 88 offices in 33 countries, offering a range of professional services provided by planners, designers, engineers, and consultants. The firm’s New York office works on projects ranging from art museums to airport terminals and New York City subway expansions.
Current and upcoming projects in New York City include:
- JFK – TWA Flight Center, a rehabilitation project for the landmark Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center terminal for its reuse as a hotel, restaurant, and meeting center. Arup’s structural engineers worked on the building’s stabilization, rendering it secure and weather-tight.
- Pier 55, an upcoming project for a park situated within the 5-mile-long Hudson River Park. Working with Heatherwick Studio, Arup’s event planning and acoustics experts have helped create three performance spaces on the pier.
- MTA Enhanced Stations, an ongoing project to modernize and enhance 33 existing New York City Transit subway stations spread across all five boroughs.