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Russell Cole

Russell Cole

Director – Leader Façade UK, Arup

Russell is the leader of Arup’s façade business in the UK. 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 became the leader of the London façade team in 2018 after moving back to the UK in 2014. Before that 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. 

​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

​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. ​