At UDS, we trace our origins to 1992 and the establishment of Urban Design System, a design firm dedicated to creating fully enjoyable urban living arrangements that function as systems designed for business feasibility and community life.
Design sophistication tends to get people talking about a place, making it a spot that appeals to people and generates new value for the neighborhood. But in order to provide an enduring presence rather than a passing fad, the question becomes how much profit that place can generate its business feasibility. The pursuit of stylishness costs money, and so does contribution to society. We regard it as essential that we strike a balance among these three elements of business feasibility, design sophistication and community orientation.
Having been in operation for nearly a quarter of a century now, we are grateful to everyone for having been able to navigate our way through some turbulent waters. During that time, we have expanded our areas of activity from cooperative housing with a community development orientation to hotels, as well as commercial and public facilities. One thing that has never changed since our founding, however, is our commitment to truly grasping the needs of our clients and of local communities, and doing work that earns praise by exceeding expectations. At UDS, this is why we incorporate planning, design and operation into proposals that strike a comprehensive balance.
When we establish a plan, we put ourselves in the place of the end-user so that we can achieve feasibility while meeting the needs of the local community and understanding its issues. We invent designs that impart added value to the plan while rendering it in tangible form. Finally, we actually operate the building constructed according to this design. In this way, we bring the plan to life as we obtain feedback from our customers who use the property, and from everyone who works in association with it. This cyclical process undertaken from the end-user’s point of view is essential. And it is one of our key advantages at UDS.
At UDS, we place top priority on enjoying our work together with the people living in our neighborhoods as we work through the planning, design and operation cycle to create community in ways that bring excitement to cities all over the world.