Despite thinking that we knew what we wanted before the process began, it was evident that we still had lots of questions and they were able to answer our questions and provide us with a final project were are very happy with. Planning was approved and the team were excellent in keeping the project moving and on time.

Marisa B. (London W5)

Irkus Altuna BA(Hons) DipArch MArch ARB RIBA

Irkus is a fully qualified RIBA chartered architect with more than a decade of professional experience in house refurbishments, renovations, extensions, and new build houses and flats.

After completing his architectural qualifications in Spain at Higher Technical School of Architecture, Irkus studied Architectural Visualisation at Oscillon School. Before joining Urbanist Architecture, he previously worked as an architect and interior designer in the world's leading architecture firms and trend-setting interior design studios. With a strong sense of creativity and excellent space planning skills, Irkus helps his clients make intelligent design decisions.

During his career at Urbanist Architecture, he has worked on a diverse range of projects especially within the residential sector including a number of extensive whole house refurbishments, renovations, home extensions, and new build homes in Central and Greater London. He is also well versed in designing eco homes and has written an article about 9 Things to Consider When Building an Eco Home for Homebuilding & Renovating. He loves working with homeowners and property developers to formulate design solutions that are aesthetically appealing, technically sophisticated and pragmatically satisfying.

Irkus also has a strong background in 3D Architectural Visualisation, Post-production and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Bringing his particular expertise in these fields, Irkus acts as the Creative Director of Urbanist Architecture and oversees the development of concept design drawings, planning drawings, tender drawings, working drawings, and extremely high quality photorealistic 3D visuals and presentations. He is the person who forms a bond where nobody else can do so and provides architectural design and interior design solutions nobody else can find.


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    Urbanist Architecture took the greatest pride and care in our project, they nurtured it as if it was their own, and demonstrated such professionalism and confidence that cannot be found elsewhere. We received our planning permission with great surprise, as what almost seemed like an impossible task was turned into possible.
    Mr Rackesh P. (London SE13)
  • Thank you so much for everything. I will highly recommend everyone to contact you and your company.
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  • Thank you so much for sharing such great news and thank you so much for working with us on developing such wonderful plans. It has been a real pleasure to work with you and it's fantastic to see how professional and hard working you are.

    I'm really looking forward to our project and can't thank you enough for all you have done in making our dream home.
    Dr Khan I. (London EN1)
  • Your professional approach combined with your customer focus differentiates you straight away.

    Urbanist Architecture listens, creates and supports during the entire procedure.
    Mr Denis Z. (London E13)
  • A very hard working and professional team who approach a project like it's their own.

    Got my planning permission obtained promptly for a commercial project. Highly recommended.
    Mr Vincenzo (London E2)
  • We've been overwhelmed by the amount of time and dedication Mr Ufuk Bahar has spent on our project. He has been extremely professional when dealing with the council and applying for planning permission.

    He has an incredible amount of knowledge and we'd really be lost in our project without him and his team.
    Mrs Kate A. (London SE23)
  • What an awesome service from a great firm, all of the aggravation I had from Dagenham Council melted away with the professional approach.

    They comprehensively met the questions raised and gave me peace of mind. Even when things went slightly wrong they were professional and sorted it.
    Mr & Mrs Jezeph (London RM8)
  • Mr Ufuk Bahar is an exceptionally skilled designer.

    He did thorough research, meticulously presented the drawings, gave us substantial support and perfectly crystallized our thoughts into an aesthetically pleasing design.
    Mr & Mrs Ivanov (London SW1X)
  • We appreciate your expeditiousness.

    Youth has a vibrancy and energy that is infectious. We wish you all well.
    Mr Chester H. (Croydon CR8)
  • Urbanist Architecture provided an outstanding service in respect of our successful Certificate of Lawfulness application. I had a very tight time frame and she managed to get the whole process tied up in less than a week.

    Friendly and efficient and all my emails were answered extremely promptly. I would highly recommend this firm.
    Ms Amanda N. (Fen Lodge IP22)
  • Thank you for all your efforts in helping us to secure planning permission.

    You make our dreams come true.
    Mr Simon G. (London SW11)
  • They helped me almost triple my rental income! I got my planning permission not just for converting my house into flats but for also extending my property to rear and up to add more bedrooms and flats.

    I quickly realised how an architect could do much more for me!
    Mr John R. (London N16)
  • Following a recommendation from a friend, I asked Urbanist Architecture team to prepare my planning application.

    All members of staff were friendly, helpful and very professional to deal with. Thank you very much!
    Mr Gerti Z. (London SW6)
  • Very professional service. Drew up our plans in record time, made changes speedily and without quibble. Clear and thorough plans. Acquired planning permission from Lewisham Council within record time. Highly recommended, will definitely use again if required.
    Ms Eleanor B. (London SE13)
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