Sergei Terzaghi named Geotechnical Skills Leader for Arup in the Americas

23 March 2018 2 min. read
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Design and consulting firm Arup has announced that Sergei Terzaghi has been appointed the Americas Geotechnical Leader. Terzaghi will work from the firm's Los Angeles office, for which he will also serve as a Principal.

Built environment consultancy Arup provides planning, engineering, design, and consulting services for the most prominent projects and sites in the built environment. Arup opened its first US office more than 30 years ago, and now employs 1,400 people across the Americas. Recent increases in demand have seen the firm look to expand this further, with numerous high profile appointments across its global operations.

Now, the firm has confirmed that Sergei Terzaghi has been appointed the Americas Geotechnical Leader, working out of the firm’s Los Angeles office. Terzaghi has over 30 years' of experience in the geotechnical field. His work encompasses the full breadth of geotechnical engineering including desktop studies, investigation, analysis, design and construction input for highways, tunnels, railways, pipelines (onshore and offshore), embankments, dams, marine / offshore projects and foundations and excavations for a vast range of structures including tanks through to large multi-story buildings.

Sergei Terzaghi, Geotechnical Skills Leader

Prior to coming to Los Angeles, Terzaghi spent over eight years in Arup's Sydney office as a Senior Associate and then as a Principal, where he worked on a wide range of projects throughout Australia and Asia. These included the Thomson Eastern Rail Line in Singapore; the Northern Connector Freeway in Adelaide; multiple sections of the Pacific Highway Upgrade in New South Wales, Australia; and Pump Station 15 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Before his time at Arup, Terzaghi served as Senior Associate at Sinclair Knight Merz, a Senior Engineer at URS Grenier Woodward-Clyde and Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Murray North. He received a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

In his latest role with Arup, Terzaghi will continue to work from the firm's office in LA, as well as serving as a Principal for the firm’s presence there.

Andy Howard, Chairman of the Americas Region, said, "Sergei is one of the world's foremost geotechnical engineers. We are delighted to add his industry leading talent to our team."

"I'm honored to join the Arup team here on the West Coast," Terzaghi added. "Geotechnical engineering is a vital and growing discipline – especially in this region – and I'm looking forward to bringing my passion and expertise in this field to the Americas region."