Urban Frame: Redefining Sustainable Architecture with Global Reach & Client-Centric Innovations

 Dr. Anup Naik,  Founder & CEO

Dr. Anup Naik

Founder & CEO

India's architectural landscape is shifting towards sustainability, driven by factors like environmental awareness and green building regulations. This shift is not only driven by regulatory requirements but also by a growing awareness among architects, developers, and consumers about the importance of reducing carbon footprints and preserving natural resources. Urban Frame has been at the forefront of this movement since its inception. Based in Bengaluru, Urban Frame is renowned for its expertise in sustainable architecture, integrating innovative design, energy-efficient technologies, and eco-friendly materials to create environmentally responsible buildings. Specializing in architecture, interior design, and master planning, the firm leads the charge in redefining sustainable architecture practices in India.

Global Impact & Client Centric Approach

Urban Frame emphasizes its extensive geographical reach and diverse project portfolio as foundational elements of the firm. The firm has established a significant presence across various regions in India, showcasing its agility and project management prowess. Additionally, its multiple office locations further bolster its capabilities. Urban Frame takes pride in its international footprint, boasting projects in countries such as Morocco, Singapore, Vietnam, and Bangkok. Noteworthy is the firm's client retention strategy, which fosters repeat business and nurtures long-term
relationships. Engaging with a diverse clientele, ranging from regional to global players, enriches the firm's work profile and provides invaluable market insights.

The firm demonstrates a deep commitment to sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sustainability constitutes the cornerstone of every project the company undertakes, with a keen focus on pushing the boundaries towards achieving net-zero impact. This dedication extends to its community-based approach, where it prioritizes projects contributing positively to the local environment. For instance, stakeholders are engaged in integrating community farming within project campuses, reducing food miles, and fostering inclusive development. “We are dedicated to celebrating art and craft in our projects, ensuring incorporation of at least one art or craft form in the projects", speaks Dr. Anup Naik. Additionally, the firm actively promotes green initiatives like tree planting, aiming to plant at least one tree per person in high-density projects.

Designing for Impact

At Urban Frame, the design approach is grounded in a commitment to excellence, emphasizing the interconnectedness of People, Projects, Places, and the Planet. Central to its philosophy is a people-centric design ethos, where the needs and experiences of individuals are paramount in shaping the creative process. “We believe in delivering designs that not only elevate businesses but also contribute to their success. Informed by the context of each site, our designs are grounded in the realities of time and place, ensuring they are purposeful and functional”, adds Dr. Anup Naik. Sustainability is at the core of everything Urban Frame does, guiding decisions across all project scales. By prioritizing the well-being of people, the success of projects, integration with local contexts, and the preservation of the planet, the firm strives to create impactful and enduring design solutions that make a positive difference in the world.

In 2023, Urban Frame received prestigious awards and recognition, highlighting its dedication to architectural excellence. Raghavendra Hegde, the Managing Director, was honored as the Architect of the Year in South India, acknowledging his leadership and vision. The firm's exemplary projects garnered accolades across various categories: DNR Highline for Best Residential Project, Kapil Kavuri Hub for Best Commercial Project, and Rosetta Kalyapura for Best Hospitality Project. Dr. Anup Naik, the Founder & CEO, was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Business Excellence. These accolades complement Urban Frame's earlier successes in 2022, including Silver and Gold wins for residential and recreational architecture respectively. Building upon its earlier successes, Urban Frame continues to set new standards of excellence, shaping the landscape of architecture with its visionary designs and unparalleled expertise.