Urban Design Group

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Urban Design Group (UDG) is a professional architectural, interior, planning and urban design services firm with 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 grew steadily, designing 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.

Notable projects[edit]

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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