Buro Happold has developed strong relationships with architects working in the country which inspired the practice to open its first Indian office. Initially the office will concentrate on providing support to other more established parts of Buro Happold. Currently the Pune team is providing local support to the New York office as well as bidding for projects in Delhi and Hyderabad. There is also the scope for considerable infrastructure support to large urban master plans, especially those over 100 Hectares in size.
With a population of 4.5m Pune is the eighth largest city in India and is ideally located to serve as a base to support the practice’s engineering activities throughout India and Dubai.
Director Andy Parker is heading up the new team in Pune and says "India presents exciting opportunities for Buro Happold to be involved with projects on a scale rarely seen in developing countries. We’ve only just opened and are looking to expand our work force – particularly with people whose long term goal matches ours - to deliver sustainable designs and build a sustainable Buro Happold business in India."