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Ufuk Bahar, Founder and Managing Director of Urbanist Architecture

Ufuk Bahar

BA(Hons) MA
Managing Director

Education

MA Urban Design, University of Westminster
BA(Hons) Architecture & Town Planning, Sapienza University of Rome
BA(Hons) Urban Design, Bilkent University

Practice Areas

Planning permission
Urban design
Green Belt
Conservation area
Refurbishments/Extensions
New build housing

Ufuk Bahar founded Urbanist Architecture with a desire to use good design to transform ideas into reality and create beautiful spaces to enhance people’s quality of life.

He’s able to identify unique qualities of any project and assess the bigger picture whilst paying attention to fine detail. With in-depth architectural knowledge, creative insight and a proactive approach, Ufuk has a rare talent of being able to find solutions for the most intricate challenges.

Described by one of London’s most successful property developers as an ‘expert planning consultant’, and by a renowned architectural critic as an ‘exceptional designer obsessed with perfection’, Ufuk specialises in securing difficult planning applications for residential developments, and his expertise enables people to achieve their ideal property development ambitions.

A sought-after design and planning consultant in London, Ufuk intuitively understands our customer needs, encourages our team to go “the extra mile” to solve our clients’ problems, and develops adaptive organisational structures to ensure he keeps Urbanist Architecture in a leadership position in our niche.

In addition to his role, he is also a University of Westminster mentor where he coaches several young up-and-coming architecture and design undergraduates.

In press

“ Incredible dedication from the team, very responsive and enthusiastic. Always willing to accommodate our requirements. Very talented individuals working on the project who took a genuine interest in the project which showed in the quality of the outcomes. ”

Vimla N. — London

“ 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 ”

Vincenzo A. — London

“ 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. ”

Kate A. — London

“ Ufuk Bahar explained everything from the beginning of the listed building consent application process. I felt very comfortable with his expertise. I would use their services again. ”

John J. — London

“ Ufuk was very helpful from the start. Very quick and professional service. Site survey booked within 2 days of instruction. Planning application submitted very quickly. Very good communication on telephone and email. ”

Fareda B. — Kent

“ Mr Ufuk Bahar is an exceptionally skilled designer. He did thorough research, meticulously presented the drawings, gave us substantial support and perfectly crystallised our thoughts into an aesthetically pleasing design. ”

Mr & Mrs Ivanov — London

“ Ufuk was constantly communicative from day one. He engaged with us during the whole process, understood our requirements very well, gave us very helpful architecture / planning /design advice and delivered more than we asked for. Cannot give them high enough praise. ”

Marvin G. — Hertfordshire

“ We started with 2 different architects, whose plans were rejected by our council. We felt like we were on a treadmill leading nowhere. Then I found Urbanist Architecture blog posts about planning procedures. We appointed them to prepare our 3rd application. They listened to our needs, brainstormed and developed a strategic design. Their creative approach allowed us to get the permission we needed!! We highly endorse their hard work. ”

George L. — London

“ Ufuk and the team were very accommodating, talking us through the design elements and what was evident that we still had lots of questions and they were able to answer our questions and provide us with a final project we are very happy with. Planning was approved and the team were excellent in keeping the project moving and on time possible. ”

Marisa B. — London

“ When we were first looking for an architect, Mr Ufuk stood out amongst all the others we had contacted because of his pleasant and friendly manner. We have been overwhelmed by the amount of time and dedication he has spent on our project. He has an incredible amount of knowledge. We would highly recommend Urbanist Architecture and they would be the first people we would contact should we need an architect in the future. Thank you Mr Ufuk. ”

Kate A. — London
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Managing Director
Ufuk Bahar

BA(Hons) MA
Managing Director

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Managing Director

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The latest news, updates and expert views for ambitious, high-achieving and purpose-driven homeowners and property entrepreneurs.

Articles from Ufuk

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