Russell Cole

Director - Leader Façade UK, Arup

Russell has a background in façade and structural engineering and specialises in the design, assessment and construction of all types of façade systems for a broad range of buildings.  He also has a strong interest in Building Physics and its application to façade design.  Now in London after being based in Asia for many years the projects he has undertaken cover a wide range and scope, from conceptual design and building physics studies, to providing sub-contractor’s details.  The areas of investigations and resolution of failing facades also form a large part of his work.

Russell founded the facade team in Singapore and ran it for many years before moving into the leadership of the Buildings group and then the Singapore office. Since 2014 he has been part of the leadership of the façade engineering team in London.

His projects are located in the UK, Singapore, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East, and past assignments in other markets where he had previously worked, have given him the breadth and depth of experience in building engineering throughout various markets. He has worked on many landmark projects including many large scale and high rise developments

Viewed a leader in façade engineering and sustainable building design, Russell was awarded ‘Green Engineer of the Year 2013’ by the Singapore Building and Construction Authority. His unfaltering pursuit for green buildings continues to exude from his numerous project involvement and personal commitment to share his ideas, resources and experiences regularly with the industry through speaking engagements and interviews from journals and magazines.