It is an award-winning energetic architectural and urban design consultancy that delves deep into what makes a place tick. Established in 2012 with the prime intention of championing high quality urban and architectural design in Malta, Studjurban strives to achieve this in practice through an iterative philosophy, linking policy, research and collaboration to design and subsequently increasing awareness of place.
For this reason, Studjurban is more than a design team – it grows organically, bringing together design professionals, policy-makers, communities, and researchers. Its starting point is sound knowledge, which informs a collaborative approach to spatial planning and design. Through this inclusive approach, Studjurban bridges the ‘theory-practice’ gap characteristic of conventional planning, adding value to both process and product.
Since its beginning, the office has grown to a team of professionals with deep theoretical knowledge and practical experience in urban design, landscape design, architectural design and interior, and bespoke product design. A number of the team members are also currently involved in both policy-making, as consultants to the Planning Authority, and urban design/architectural research, within two current key research projects – a socio-spatial study commissioned by the Valletta 2018 Foundation and the formulation of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for the Valletta region commissioned by Transport Malta. Studjurban is also regularly engaged by other architectural firms in order to carry out urban design studies and character assessments for their projects.
Studjurban prides itself on producing high-quality projects, from inception to completion, and maintaining a strong two-way relationship between design, policy, and research.