Urban Agency
We work at the nexus of creativity and experimentation, always looking to make a lasting impact on communities and their environments.


URBAN AGENCY is an award-winning architecture firm with a broad international profile. The office is based in Copenhagen, Dublin, Düsseldorf, and Lyon with projects ongoing throughout Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa.

The company was founded in 2013 by 4 partners – Maxime Laroussi, Andrew Griffin, Henning Stüben and Heechan Park and Urban Agency has expanded to include a large international team of architects, designers, and planners.

In designing pragmatic, sensitive and innovative solutions, we create new possibilities for a better everyday life. We design flexible, dynamic and powerful projects that can absorb complexity and change, while maintaining and building-up on existing qualities.

URBAN AGENCY adds value through design, contributing to the betterment of society, as well as the individual client. We have a proven track record of adding monetary value to new and existing buildings.

Through careful analysis, programming and massing, we design innovative mixed-uses providing additional square meters for productive and content end-users and stakeholders.

URBAN AGENCY believes in creating spaces where individuals can interact – aesthetically inviting spaces of social encounter. We develop comfortable and ecologically responsible solutions that create new value and identity and are economically profitable.


2021 RIBA International Awards for Excellence - Shortlisted - Lille Langebro
2021 World Architecture News Awards - First Prize, Future Projects, Residential - Vancouver Forest
2021 Architizer A+ Awards - 10 Top Residential Architecture Firms in the World
2021 IABSE Danish Construction Prize - Winner - Lille Langebro
2019 BDA Preis - Winner - Shoe Self Shop
2018 AAI Awards 18 - Special mention - Dental Clinic
2017 German Design Council Iconic Award - Poolbeg Twins
2017 RIAI Public Choice Awards - Commended - Calderwood Clinic
2017 Building & Architect - Best retail - Shoe Shelf Shop
2017 Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize - Nominated
2017 AAI Awards - Special Mention - Templeogue Dental
2016 European Prize for Public Space - Shortlisted - Faaborg
2016 RIAI Irish Architecture Awards - Winner - Faaborg
2016 RIAI - Highly Commended - Castle & Drury
2014 RIAI - Highly Commended - Kalvebod Waves
2014 WAN - Urban Design Award - Kalvebod Waves
2014 City of Copenhagen Architectural Award
2014 Danish Steel Award - Shortlisted
2014 AIT - 1st Prize, Sport and Leisure
2011 Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize - Nominated

Team UA

Gaspar Cánepa
Architect, M.Arch
Niamh Darling
Head of Research & Development
Gustavo Figueira Serrano
Rosa Fuentes Fernandez
Associate, Senior Architect, M.Arch
Julieta Giorgetti
Ciara Hartigan
Part II Architect, CPD Coordinator
Eirene Hegarty
Senior Architect
Gary Holt
Associate, Senior Architect, Architectural Technologist
Karolina Kedzior
Jieun Kim
Charlotte Klein
Architect, M.Sc.
Amir Krichen
Minjae Kwon
Associate, Senior Architect M.Sc
Luis Manovel Mariño
Architect, M.Arch
Rory McGuire
Landscape Architect, Urban Planner
Mark Reilly
Senior Architectural Technologist
Nicolas Rodriquez
Senior Architect
Gustavo Sapina
Senior Architect
Borja Santurino
Visualization Specialist, Architect, M.Arch
Fabiana Suella
Alina Surduleasa
Francesca Tassi Carboni
Associate, Senior Architect
Richard Teeling
Senior Building Engineer, Ing.
Thomas Walcher
Associate Partner, Senior Architect, Dipl.Ing.
Harris Vamvakas
Neil Reddick
Senior Associate
Kristen Van Haeren
Architect, PhD, M.Sc.
Jose Luis Villar Pastor
Architect, M. Arch
Andrea Ventura
Architect M.Arch
Aly Alvy
Associate Director
Ditte Bjerregaard
Senior Architect, Rocket Scientist
Jorge Bores-Leonori
Oisin Blanchfield
Associate, Senior Architect, Architectural Technologist
Leonard Lenk
Architect, M.Sc.
Joshua Boyle
Architectural Technologist
Oğuzcan Çavuş
Architect M. Arch
Hayeon Jo
Jeyeon Ban
Architectural Intern
Charlotte von Kaphengst
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