Founded in 2001, Urban Innovations is an architectural and urban design consultancy based in the heart of Belfast. We design commercial and residential projects across the UK and Ireland and specialise in urban design, master-planning, regeneration and renewal schemes, planning and feasibility studies, and building design and project management.

Our approach is based on a keen commercial awareness that inspires innovative solutions, balancing design quality with market need. Our clients value our confidential advice, creative thinking and rigorous approach to co-ordinating large and complex projects


Adrian Stewart

Adrian is an experienced architect, urban designer and project manager. He leads multifaceted projects, guiding their commercial viability with an awareness of the impact of the scheme design and the surrounding environment.

Stephen Adams

Stephen’s creative approach to architecture is matched with the strategic insight and necessary commercial understanding to produce successful and thoughtfully designed projects.

Everyday Values

Our values aren’t something we have written down in company policies to be read once and forgotten about, they are just how we do things, our everyday culture and how we get our best work done.

Everyday Inclusion

Inclusion is not a policy for us, it’s who we are. Our culture is one of respect and dignity for everyone. We don’t hire or promote based on personal characteristics, we do it based on talent, skills insuring all team members live our core value of respect - for each other, for our clients, for our environment and for the societies in which we work.

This core value of respect enables true and open collaboration, teamwork and innovation and creates an internal environment where our people are empowered to be the best they can, and an external environment were we collaborate, share ideas and integrate a diverse range of perspectives to improve everything we do. This enables us to create buildings with a positive impact.

Everyday Support

We support all our team members through their professional development, whether that’s supporting their professional CPD requirements, professional qualifications, peer-to-peer learning to update and sharpen technical skills, ensuring our team is always technically proficient and able to reach their full potential. We support our team, when they are ready, to run their own projects, supporting them in developing their leadership and project management skills.

We support everyone having a voice and feeling empowered to positively challenge and bringing new ideas to the table to make our work and workplace the best it can be. Our open culture means that no matter what challenges anyone faces - whether on a project or in their personal life, we will support them to find the best resolution as quickly as possible and are always supportive in the best possible way.

Everyday Flexibility

We offer flexibility from day one as we know everyone has a personal life. We want to ensure the working week works for our team as well as the practice. We work with each team member to create the best balance for each individual, the wider team and our clients.

We know everyone works differently, some enjoy coming into the office, while others enjoy leaving early to beat the traffic. Therefore, flexibility enables each team member with a mix of start and finish times and a mix of office and home work. We support our team with the best technology to empower each person to do their best work - whether in our bright spacious city-centre office or from the comfort of their own home.

Everyday Everyone

Our clients and the societies in which we build expect us to continually deliver the highest quality of work. We believe that by having a diverse team and by supporting them and providing flexibility to enable a positive work/life balance, this is how we achieve the best from our people, which in turn provides the best for our clients and the wider society in which we all work.

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