Who we are 


We Design Cities

Since 1964, we have been innovating, testing, and evolving the practice of urban design.  Our firm was built on principles.  We believe that all places—urban and rural, new and established—can serve as diverse and exciting settings in which to live and thrive, today and into the future.

Urban Design Associates is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, a remarkable city that is a global model of urban innovation and regeneration.  Our firm concentrates on the revitalization of established cities and expansion of new cities worldwide.  Our projects range in size from the design of one building to plans for an entire city.  UDA studio teams collaborate to provide design services to a diverse range of public and private clients.

We are a small company with the depth and abilities of a large corporation.  We have talented urban design and architecture teams that work dynamically with illustration, graphic design, and digital support staff.  UDA also works with talented consultants in economics, landscape architecture, traffic, and mobility to provide a full range of services for our clients.

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