Universal Design Studio is an award winning architecture and interior design practice based in London. It works internationally on commissions including boutique hotels and restaurants, retail spaces, workspaces, galleries and renowned cultural institutions.

The Canberra Centre won five prestigious awards during the ACT Architecture awards ceremony at the National Gallery of Australia on Saturday night: The J.S Murdoch Award for Heritage, The W. Hayward Morris Award for Interior Architecture, Award for Commercial Architecture, The Robert Foster Award for Light in Architecture and a Commendation for Small Project Architecture.

The Office Group’s new flagship workspace; Tintagel House opened in May offering 120,000 sqft of serviced offices, co-working space and communal spaces including a cafe, bar, gym, lounge and kitchens.

We are working with MINI to transform an unused industrial complex in the Jing’An district of Shanghai into a multi-layered co-living space made up of apartments, working spaces and cultural/leisure points. Due to open Spring 2019.

Our first year designing Frieze New York provided a fresh take on this global art fair. The space has been completely re-planned with a structural layout and interior organised to create an exceptional environment for viewing art. Open 2 May – 6 May 2018.

Universal Design Studio has won Building Design’s Interior Architect of the Year award.

The studio has redesigned the Canberra Centre that will revitalise 158,000 sqft of retail, public space and landscaping in the Central Business District of Canberra, Australia.

The studio has designed and completed a new florist concept store, Fine Blooms, located in BoxPark, Dubai.

Universal Design Studio have been commissioned to design ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’ exhibition at the Wellcome Collection. Comprising of 200 objects including posters, illuminated pharmacy signs and digital teaching aids, the exhibition will be open between 7 September 2017 to 14 January 2018.

At Six Hotel has won two AHEAD awards in the ‘Guestrooms’ and ‘Urban Hotel – Conversion’ categories and a FX award in the ‘Hotels’ category. The project was also named runner up in AHEAD’s ‘Hotel of the Year’ category.

Universal Design Studio and The Office Group (TOG) teamed up to create a pavilion of repetition for London Design Festival 2017.

At Six Hotel has won the Global Restaurant within a Hotel and the Europe Hotel Over 200 Rooms categories at the International Hotel & Property Awards ceremony in Ravello, Italy.

Located in the Highlight Towers in Munich, IBM Watson IoT Headquarters will home over 1,000 IBM employees, shared laboratories with clients and client experience zones.

The At Six Hotel which opened in March is home to one of Europe’s most ambitious contemporary art collections. The 343 room hotel in Stockholm includes ten floors of guest rooms, a penthouse suite, a 100 cover restaurant, a wine bar, cocktail bar and a 2000 sqm events and flexbile work space.

At Six will open on the 23rd March 2017 in Stockholm, and featured in this month’s Wallpaper magazine.

Parabola Restaurant and Members Room opened on the 24th of November 2016 at the new Design Museum in Holland Park. www.parabola.london

Odette, our recent restaurant project in Singapore won ‘New Restaurant of the Year’ in the Wallpaper Design awards 2017.

Universal are currently working on an exciting new shared workspace project for The Office Group in Vauxhall, London due to complete in Autumn 2017.

 

Our next hotel project, At Six in Stockholm, opens in March 2017. www.hotelatsix.com

Universal returned for the third year as the Architects for Frieze London 2016, which saw 58,000 visitors attend London’s most important Art Fair.

Our ‘Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond’ exhibition is now open at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester until June 2017.

Our recently opened flagship store for luxury leather goods brand J&M Davidson on Mount Street, London.

Our second year of designing Frieze London Art Fair opens 6th-9th October, Regents Park.

Odette, our latest hospitality project has opened within the recently completed Singapore National Art Gallery.

Universal Design Studio win Interior Practice of the Year 2015 at the FX awards!

Following the critical success of last year’s re-design, Universal returned as Architects of Frieze Art Fair 2015.

The Information Age Gallery at the Science Museum designed by Universal celebrated its first year since being opened in October 2014 by Her Majesty the Queen.

Featured in Disegno No.9, the 2°C exhibition designed by Universal in collaboration with Disegno. The exhibition invites leading practitioners from across design disciplines to re-conceive the public communication of climate change.

In partnership with the Yale Centre for British Art, Universal is working with Historic Royals Palaces on a new exhibition ‘Enlightened Princesses’ opening in 2017.

Universal feature in EDP’s Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2015. Open until the 22nd of November.

The Fortum & Mason Bar in Heathrow Terminal 5, designed by Universal wins a 2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Award.

fig-2 23/50 Block Universe: Eva Rothschild & Joe Moran. Universal are the architectural partners for fig-2.

Ace Hotel London, Shoreditch. Designed by Universal.