Stuart Smith

Director, Arup

Stuart Smith is a Director of Arup Berlin and is also a member of the Board of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.

Last updated: November 19, 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Stuart Smith is a Director of Arup Berlin, based in Berlin, Germany.

He is also a member of the Board of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.

He leads one of Arup’s multi-disciplinary building engineering teams and has worked with renowned institutions across the globe including São Paulo Cultural Complex Luz, Brazil, a Dance Theatre and School in São Paulo, Brazil; the Kolkata Museum of Modern Art, India; and the Miami Art Museum, USA (all in collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron), and Reforma 509, a tall tower in Mexico City (with KMD Architects).

He led the engineering team collaborating with the Serpentine Gallery, Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei on the 2012 Serpentine Pavilion in London that was presented as part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad.

He has broad experience including work on high profile building and infrastructure projects as well as on urban design master plans across the world, including collaboration with OMA, most notably on CCTV in Beijing, China. He is experienced on both traditional and specialist projects working with a variety of materials with specialist knowledge of concrete structures and sustainability.

He is interested in the field of new and innovative materials and techniques. As part of the 2014 London Design Festival, he helped build the Wikihouse, the world’s first open source, digitally printed house. He is also involved in the Warner Stand at Lord’s, where Arup are pioneering the use of Tensotherm, a fabric impregnated with nanogel to provide high-thermal properties to a thin translucent roof covering, and niobium, an enhanced high strength steel, for the Reforma project.

Stuart Smith studied engineering and obtained a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from City University, London (1990); and a Master of Structural Engineering from Imperial College London (1992).

He joined the Board of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction in 2018.

Stuart Smith was a member of the Global Holcim Innovation prize jury in 2012, the Holcim Awards jury for region Europe in 2014, and the Global Holcim Awards jury in 2018. He was a Member of the Academic Body at the Norman Foster Foundation - Re-materializing Housing Workshop, supported by the Holcim Foundation and held in Madrid in 2021.