A R C H I T E C T
Urbanscape Architects is an emerging architectural practice, focusing mainly on contemporary design for private residences, multi-unit residential and commercial buildings. The firm is fully committed to the transformative spatial experiences through the exploration of site, typology, materiality, and movement. Operating in a studio setting, the team leverages a collaborative approach to each individual project. They playfully experiment with volumetric geometry, building materials, and spatiality. Their work is dedicated to the design of real, yet fanciful and intimate spaces, and is based on the belief that architecture has a fundamental role in shaping how we experience the world; each project stems from its unique circumstances and aims to leverage the story of its occupants, translating them architecturally for residential entities that truly feel like home. Careful consideration of the context and resources propels the team to follows a method in which the clients’ vision is created visually, understood carefully, and expressed architecturally. With a high degree of involvement, the architectural team collaborates with contractors to maintain tight control of the project quality, delivery, and detail.
For Urbanscape, the surrounding context and site history has always had a distinctive role in the design of their projects as well as climatic conditions, economic and cultural background of each place. The team overcomes the difficulties and challenges by granting sufficient time to the research portion of the projects, understanding the details and background stories that would inform the final result. They forge synthesis using the above-mentioned design approach, developing concepts and ideas that would accommodate ideas and fantasies in the realm of architectural design while also presenting pragmatic, practical solutions that correspond with the framework and restrictions. Urbanscape advocates the use of sustainable building practices including renewable or recycled materials, reuse of building elements and systems with the dual objective of waste and cost reduction, utilization of efficient and sustainable energy systems, and green roof installations wherever possible. By keeping economical, ecological and cultural needs of each client in mind, the practice strives to create architecture that engage their context, residents, and the public realm.
OAA, MRAIC, M. Arch
FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT
With over 20 years of professional experience, Ali has designed and delivered a wide range of multi-functional, architectural projects. His design philosophy stems from volumetric playfulness and can be detected in a variety of his creative projects, ranging from graphics, small objects to large multi-level buildings. Curious about the human lifestyle, he pays close attention to keeping his projects human-centric.
OPERATIONAL MANAGER, CLIENT RELATIONS
Mary manages the day-to-day operation of the firm. With an extensive background in finance, she oversees the efficiency and on-time delivery of the projects, attending to the needs of the clients. Fluent in French, Farsi and English, she is well-versed in cross-cultural communications.
OAA, INTERN ARCHITECT, M. Arch
Ali’s focused architectural career on the residential typology—of various sizes—is critical in leading the projects successfully from preliminary design phase through to construction.
Md Injamul Haque
OAA, INTERN ARCHITECT, B Arch