Director - Leader Façade UK, Arup
Russell Cole is a director of Arup and leader of Façades for Arup in the UK. He has worked for many years as a façade consultant. 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, old and new. 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. Increasingly he finds much of his time working on existing buildings to promote sustainability and safety.
Russell became the leader of the London façade team in 2018 after moving back to the UK in 2014.
His projects are located in the UK, Singapore, Southeast Asia, India, Australia and the Middle East, 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