BuroHappold Engineering is an independent, international engineering practice that over the last 40 years has become synonymous with the delivery of creative, value led building and city solutions for an ever changing world. Through its global community of driven, world leading engineering professionals it delivers elegant solutions for buildings and cities that seek to address the major problems facing societies today.

Culture is, and always will be, at BuroHappold Engineering’s core – the company takes great pride in the innovative integrated engineering solutions that it delivers for the complex challenges that the cultural sector presents.

The importance and value of culture is increasing exponentially in the current political and economic climate. Cities, regions and nations are differentiating themselves through the quality of their cultural infrastructure. A world-class cultural experience results from the quality of the interface and continuity between the public realm and the building interior. Through its Venue of Value program BuroHappold continues to deepen its understanding of how to maximise the social and economic benefit of its projects, through engineering a better external and internal experience.

Cultural projects often form part of wider regeneration and investment but, with limited funding, institutions are tasked with continually evolving and updating themselves, their facilities and their infrastructure, whilst at all times delivering more perceived value for money for tax-payers. BuroHappold has an excellent understanding of creative reuse and refurbishment of cultural buildings and enjoys working closely with institutions to ensure that they not only appeal to today’s demographic but are adaptable for the visitors of the next generation.

Reason for joining GCDN

The GCDN brings together the world’s premier cultural districts and is a great platform for collaboration. It provides wonderful opportunities for us to learn from these districts, share our experiences and thinking and gain an understanding of the different challenges and opportunities faced around the globe.



Stephen Jolly

Partner - Global Cultural Sector Director

Andrew Best



Created: 1976
Joined GCDN: 2017