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PlusUrbia Design is a finely-tuned ensemble launched on the shared strength of more than 15 years of professional success in architectural design, planning, urban design, zoning, code creation, development and project management. The practice is rooted in collaboration that designs contextual cities, towns and neighborhoods that create lasting value.
PlusUrbia’s diverse team creates inspired design, collaborative approaches and innovative solutions to shape vibrant, efficient, adaptable and sustainable places of lasting cultural identity.
The firm has worked in China, the Middle East, North, South and Central America. PlusUrbia’s international experience and global portfolio of completed projects is unmatched by any firm of its size.
The studio’s work on the Wynwood Neighborhood Revitalization District earned the American Planning Association’s 2015 America’s Great Places Award. PlusUrbia was honored by the Congress for New Urbanism as a member of the team that created the Best City Plan of 2014. Firm founder Juan Mullerat, Assoc. AIA, APA, NCI, CNU, was awarded the 2013 Urban Designer of the Year by the Miami Chapter of The American Institute of Architects.
our design method
PlusUrbia’s design method focuses on immersing our team into a place’s DNA to create a living plan rooted in location, context and vision.
PlusUrbia understands that thriving cities are continuously re-inventing themselves and constantly evolving to meet rapidly-changing needs.
Our experience empowers us to create plans for healthy dwellings, schools, transit corridors, open spaces, civic institutions and job-sustaining commerce.
Our design method preserves the best of the past, addresses the needs of the present and creates a durable plan for the future.
Understanding the intrinsic qualities of a site allows us to create design solutions and implementation strategies customized to maximize opportunities for smart growth. We study size, composition, topography, zoning/land use entitlement, regulatory conditions, essential improvements and connectivity to ensure the project will be firmly rooted.
Understanding local culture, customs and practices enables us to connect the site to its heritage and surroundings. Our designs respect the configuration, disposition and massing of the existing urban fabric and adjacent environment. This guarantees that the best qualities of a place are engraved in all of our work – from new town plans to completed projects.
Our experienced team uses a workshop format to collaborate one-on-one with the client and all stakeholders. We balance the complexities of a site and develop a sound strategy to optimize the site with a project that is valuable, adaptable and timeless.
PlusUrbia is a design practice founded on the precept of collaborative creation. Over the years, PlusUrbia has forged a strong relationship with professionally accomplished firms around the world in the fields of urban design, architectural design, planning, development and project management. These strategic alliances have allowed PlusUrbia to tackle complex projects that require specific skills and attention in different design fields.