Urban Initiatives Studio

Urban Initiatives Studio is an internationally recognised urban design and planning consultancy based in London. Our design studio is comprised of a group of highly experienced professionals that combine expertise in urban design, architecture, planning, landscape design, transport planning and urban research. We assist public and private sector organisations to realise their development objectives in complex urban environments.

At Urban Initiatives Studio we understand the complex nature of towns and cities and how to deliver urban change. We know how to design successful places that are enjoyed by the community and will be there to last. We know how to manage, brand and communicate the process of urban development. And, we always see the bigger picture, think long term and strive to add value to our client’s projects.

Urban Initiatives Studio work collaboratively with clients, other urban professionals and the community in a consensus-driven approach, to ensure quality outcomes. We approach all projects as a unique challenge: shaped by how we deliver innovation, by our values, our design philosophy and our working style, placing great emphasis on our interpersonal skills, our professionalism and our client-friendliness. We are delivery-focused and highly effective in bringing together innovative ideas and achievable solutions in complex urban environments at all scales. Urban Initiatives Studio are at the forefront of new thinking in urban design and won the National Urban Design Practice Award 2014.

The practice directors are actively involved in the Urban Design Group, and are regularly invited to lecture and tutor students at the Bartlett School of Planning at the University College London. 

Primary Office
Exmouth House
3-11 Pine Street
020 3567 0715
Key Contact
Hugo Nowell
Regional Offices: 
3D Visualisations
Branding & Identity Design
Education & Training
Public Consultation
Town Planning
Urban Design
Residential Schemes
Retail and Town Centres
Public Realm Design & Transport Planning
Mixed Use Brownfield Regeneration
Greenfield Development
Green Infrastructure & Open Spaces
Coastal Areas