Driven by global knowledge and powered by local expertise, U+A’s proficient and design-centric architectural specialists work collaboratively to provide the best progressive build solutions across various sectors, including hospitality, residential, mixed-use, high-rise and commercial developments. Thanks to the practice’s ethos and standard of work, U+A has built and maintained countless professional relationships with the Middle East’s most prominent developers.
Methodology + Design Approach
U+A has offices around the world, and prides itself on offering clients exceptional international expertise thanks to its diverse team of architects, designers and construction managers. As projects progress from concept design to build, we draw from our wide range of experience, industry knowledge and understanding of various contexts to provide optimum proficiency. In addition, we also engage with different companies and specialists around the world on each project, combining our local know-how with a global, collaborative approach.
U+A is all about consistency – which couldn’t be applied more than to our design approach. Whether we take on a project from its earliest stages or it comes to us mid-way through the design process, each project is approached with an equal amount of care and attention, regardless of size, budget or timeframe. U+A’s design approach is holistic, and we work to understand all the parameters surrounding a project, from the client’s needs to the site’s context, from the end-user’s experience to the program’s challenges. Each project is designed and built to purpose under one cohesive approach.
U+A’s experience is multifaceted and global. Working in the architecture field for the past 15 years has granted U+A a unique handle on the industry, equipping us with the substantial know-how needed to design successful projects and nurture long-lasting relationships with key regional developers. Our experience spans typologies and sectors, and has allowed us to successfully work with different challenges, from tight timelines to even tighter budgets.
Bolstering our varied experience is our international culture, brought forth not only by having diverse teams in each office, but by also fostering a growing corporate presence around the world with offices in the UAE, UK and North America.