Arup hires Alexa Braun as head of Americas management consulting

12 March 2024 2 min. read
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Arup, a London-headquartered design and engineering consultancy, has hired Alexa Braun as leader of its Americas management consulting practice. She is based in Los Angeles.

In her new role, Braun will drive growth and investment in the firm’s advisory services, which span strategy and insights, finance and economics, program and project management, assets and operations, people and organization, and sustainable development advisory.

Braun brings over 20 years of consulting experience in asset management strategies, operations, capital planning, and change management. She has worked with numerous clients across government, transportation, aviation, and healthcare – including the US Air Force, Chicago Transit Authority, United Airlines, and Allina Healthcare.

Braun joins Arup from Jacobs, where she spent seven years at most recently served as VP and operations leader for strategic consulting in North America. Before that, she was strategic asset management leader for North America and national practice leader for assessment services.

Arup hires Alexa Braun as head of Americas management consulting

Before Jacobs, Braun spent a decade at Aecom, where she was latterly assistant group manager for asset management.

Earlier in her career, she held planner roles at EDAW, CH2M, and Peninsula Open Space Trust.

Braun has master’s degrees in landscape architecture and urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado Denver and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Dartmouth College.

“I am thrilled to be joining Arup to help grow its Management Consulting practice in the Americas,” Braun said. “This is a unique opportunity to leverage Arup’s global brand and expertise as well as its existing market strengths and to grow a new asset management practice from the ground up.”

Tim Treharne, Arup’s Americas advisory services leader, added, “With her deep expertise and experience in leading large-scale, multidisciplinary advisory teams, Alexa will continue to pursue her passion for enabling organizational visions and goals while delivering exceptional outcomes for Arup’s clients.”

Arup has 20,000 people across 90+ offices in 30+ countries. The firm provides design, engineering, architecture, planning, and advisory services for the built environment.