Ian Ainsworth





Ian Ainsworth is a principal of Arup, now based in Brisbane. During more than 35 years with the firm he has worked in Arup offices in Australia, UK, UAE, Singapore and USA, making major contributions to some of the most significant projects undertaken by the practice. Ian is a structural engineer by training, who has broadened his scope to encompass the planning and multi-disciplinary design of all types of buildings, with particular expertise in cultural, sport and education buildings, high-rise and long-span structures, footbridges and transport buildings.

Ian is renowned as an innovative designer and a hands-on project leader with a reputation for reliable delivery of even the most challenging and complex projects. Ian’s international project credits include Intelsat HQ (Washington DC), Stansted Airport (UK), UOB Plaza (Singapore), Ben Gurion Airport (Israel), Abu Dhabi International Airport (UAE), and Singapore Sports Hub. Ian’s Queensland project credits include Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Suncorp Stadium, Metricon Stadium, Queensland State Velodrome, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, One One One Eagle St, Millennium Arts Project, Cairns Convention Centre and the North Queensland Stadium currently under construction in Townsville.


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