Urban Design Group

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Urban Design Group (UDG) is a professional architectural, interior, planning and urban designservices firm. The firm offers services from their studios in Atlanta, Georgia, and Dallas, Texas.

Organizational background[edit]

Urban Design Group was founded in 1975, by John M. Novack, Jr., after leaving his position as Design Director at C. F. Murphy Associates of Chicago.[1] The organization has grown steadily since 1975, having designed several urban projects, including Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas; One Tabor Center in Denver, Colorado; Disney's Wilderness Lodge in Orlando, Florida; and Carlson Center in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Urban Design Group is managed with a studio approach. Each office functions as an independent studio within the larger firm.

The firm has completed more than $4.5 billion work of projects worldwide.[citation needed]

Notable projects[edit]

Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
One Tabor Center, Denver, Colorado
Bugis Junction, Singapore


Law Office/Crawford Hill Mansion, Denver, Colorado
Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Reno, Nevada
California Adventure, Anaheim, California
Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas
Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas


  1. ^ Ingersoll, Richard. (1989). "Reborn to Shop: Rivercenter in San Antonio". Cite Magazine, pps. 7–9
  2. ^ Wallis, Michael (2007). Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation: Writings from America's Heartland. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press. pp. 133–134. ISBN 978-0-8061-3824-4. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

iiBaxter, L. (1988) A Sense of Place. Identity.
iiiDivision of Urban Design of the University of Colorado College of Design and Planning, Award of Honor, Tabor Center, 1985.
ivIdeal Places: Rockefeller Visions for America, featuring Tabor Center. 5th Annual Honor Awards.
vGaskie, M. (1989). Just Add Water. Architectural Record, 100.
viJohnson, C. (1983). Tulsa’s Union Depot. Oklahoma Home and Garden. 15.
viiSculley, S.W. (2003). Musing on an ‘American’ Architecture. Urban Design Group: Selected and Current Works, The Master Architect Series, 8.
viiiMorris, D.L. (1996). The Wilderness World of Disney. Log Home Living, 59
xiCommercial and Retail Development (2001). Galleria 400. Georgia Construction Review: Atlanta Edition, 26.
xBruegmann, R. (1989). The Corporate Landscape. Inland Architect. (reprint)

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