Matt Carter, PE, PEng, CEng

Principal and Americas Region Bridge and Civil Structures Skills Leader, Arup

IBE external advisory board member Matt Carter.

Matt Carter, PE, PEng, CEng is a principal in Arup's New York Office and is the Americas Region Bridge and Civil Structures Skills leader. He has nearly 25 years of experience in all phases of design and construction of long span and complex bridge structures around the world, and has extensive experience in the conceptual and detailed design of long-span and complex bridge structures in North America, East Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia. 

He is renowned for innovation and was instrumental in the development of the concept design of the Queensferry Crossing in Scotland, a world record breaking structure with a unique and technically daring crossing cable concept which has led to an elegance and economy which would have been unachievable with traditional multi-span solutions.

After graduating from Cambridge University, UK in 1996 he went to work in rural Bangladesh for nine months, living in a remote village, learning to speak Bengali and working with local volunteer staff. This ignited a life long passion for experiencing diverse cultures through work and travel. During his time at Arup he has been seconded a number of times on development and disaster relief projects including rural school construction in Tanazania, refugee camp construction in Albania and rehabilitation of war damage to rural water supply systems in Kosovo.