Jan Wurm is Leader Research & Innovation Europe at Arup

Jan’s passion is to push the boundaries of the construction industry to deliver projects of outstanding quality through collaboration and a fully integrated design approach. He is highly valued by his clients for his skills as an integrator between architectural aspiration, material, technology and the potentials that they hold with respect to designing buildings for a sustainable future.

Jan started his career at Arup as a façade designer and material specialist in 2015 at the company’s headquarter in London. Since 2008 he is based in Berlin leading Foresight, Research & Innovation in Germany, leading also the firm’s Research Portfolio in Europe.

Jan holds the position of Arup’s Materials Skillnetwork Leader in Europe and is recognized internationally as an expert for selection of sustainable materials and building systems and for re-thinking the supply and value chain of the construction industry to maximize the value of materials along their full Life Cycle.

Mycelium House
The Bioenergy facade
SolarLeaf – Worldwide first façade system to cultivate micro-algae to generate heat and biomass as renewable energy sources.

All images courtesy of Arup