Ove Arup

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Birthday
16, 1895
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 5, 1988 (92)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1895
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 5, 1988 (92)

About

Pioneering structural engineer who founded the corporation Arup Group Limited in 1946. Some of his most well-known projects include the Kingsgate Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

Before Fame

He earned a degree in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark in 1922.

Trivia

He had a hand in designing the Mulberry temporary harbours used for the "D-Day" invasion of Normandy during World War II.

Family Life

He married Ruth Sorensen in August 1925.

Associated With

He worked with architect Wells Coates during his years with the construction company J.L. Kier & Co.