URBAN AGENCY is an award-winning architecture firm with a broad international profile. The office is based in Copenhagen, Dublin and Lyon with projects ongoing throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa. It is led by 4 partners – Maxime Laroussi, Andrew Griffin, Henning Stüben and Heechan Park.
URBAN AGENCY takes pride in devising innovative solutions to address contemporary challenges in cities and the built environment generally. 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’s value add is through design. Values add for 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 metres 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.
Urban Agency’s partners have won numerous awards for excellence in architectural design:
2007 BDA Award, Association of German Architects S-H
2008 AAI Awards, Special Mention, The Slim House
2010 AAI Awards, Special Mention, The Plastic House
2011 Nominated by Wallpaper Magazine “20 world’s best emerging architects in 2011”
2011 “Top 40 under 40 Architects” awarded by the European Centre for Architecture, Design and Urban Studies
2011 Architectural Award of the City of Copenhagen
2011 AAI Award, Special Mention for Formwork
2011 Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture
2014 1st Prize in Sport and Leisure category at the AIT Award
2014 shortlisted for the Danish Steel Award
2014 Architectural Award of the City of Copenhagen
2014 WAN Urban Design Award for Kalvebod Waves
2014 RIAI Irish Architecture Awards, Highly Commended for Kalvebod Waves
2016 RIAI Irish Architecture Awards, Highly Commended for Castle & Drury
2016 RIAI Irish Architecture Awards, Commended for Templeogue Dental
2016 RIAI Irish Architecture Awards, Winner for Faaborg
2016 Shortlisted for European Prize for Public Space for Faaborg
2017 AAI Awards Special Mention Templeogue Dental
2017 Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize
2017 Building & Architecture of the Year Awards, Best Retail, The Shoe Shelf Shop
2017 RIAI Public Choice Awards, Commended for Calderwood Clinic
2017 German Design Council Iconic Award for Poolbeg Chimneys
2018 AAI Awards 18 “Special mention” for Templogue Dental Clinic
2021 Architizer A+ Firm Awards, Finalist – 10 Top Residential Architecture Firms in the World
All projects in this website are the personal references of the partners of URBAN AGENCY – please refer to project pages for full credit list, collaborators and clients.