David Farnsworth

Arup, Principal | New York City, United States


BEng, CE, Vanderbilt University, 1998; MEng CE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999

David Farnsworth is a Principal with Arup’s New York office. David has a depth of experience in the design and management of projects both locally and globally. His experience ranges from new mixed-use high-rise tower developments to signature bridge designs and includes various building, rail, airport and civil projects.

David joined Arup’s New York office after graduating from the accelerated Master of Engineering program at MIT with an emphasis in high performance structures.

David has worked on such projects as the Atlantic Yards B2 Modular Tower, Brooklyn NY; Northeast Asia Trade Tower, Incheon Korea; Kingdom Jeddah Tower Concept Proposal, Jeddah; and the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Singapore.


City Representative, New York City (2012 – 2014)

Working Group: LCA of Structural Systems (2013 – 2015)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (New York 2015)

Innovation Conference, Speaker (Chicago 2018)


31 May 2018


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Delivering the World’s Tallest Volumetric Modular Apartment Building

461 Dean is the world’s tallest volumetric modular apartment building. Its success hinged on careful pre-planning of construction activities, as well as the introduction of...


16 September 2014


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Modular Tall Building Design at Atlantic Yards B2

David Farnsworth, ARUP

The Atlantic Yards B2 Modular Residential Tower will be the tallest volumetric modular building in the world when completed in early 2015. In January 2011,...


14 September 2014


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Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism

Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution...