We collaborate with artists, architects & designers to deliver creative outcomes for the public realm. We are explorers. We are creatives. We are makers.

BACK THEN.

Brothers Daniel and Matthew Tobin established Urban Art Projects in 1993.They created a studio and workshop that could facilitate projects, work with artists and realise public artwork. Urban Art Projects’ collaborative approach provided artists the space to develop ideas, investigate materiality, deliver projects and extend their practice. The brothers built a passionate team who worked hard, collaborated well and delivered great projects.

HERE & NOW.

These days UAP collaborates with architects and designers as well as artists. We share our expertise and experience. We have been working alongside other creative disciplines for over twenty years and are proud of the projects we have delivered. UAP is comprised of STUDIO, FACTORY and SUPPLY with over 80 staff that can connect to and build your creative vision. We have studios in Brisbane, Shanghai and New York so if you’re in town drop by and say hi.

New York

236 West 26th Street, Unit 5NW, New York, NY 10001, United States Of America +1 (646) 724 5441

studio[email protected]

factory[email protected]

supply[email protected]

Brisbane

41 Holland St, Northgate Brisbane QLD 4013 Australia +61 7 3630 6300

studio[email protected]

factory[email protected]

supply[email protected]

Middle East[email protected]

Singapore[email protected]

Studio Melbourne[email protected]

FACTORY Melbourne[email protected]

THE TEAM

DANIEL & MATTHEW TOBIN

Daniel and Matthew Tobin have been working together since graduating from art school in the late eighties and have been collaborating with artists, designers and architects since 1993. In 2008, Matt established UAP Shanghai. He moves effortlessly from the design studio to the workshop and to out on-site. The buck stops here. Matt lives and works in Brisbane and Dan lives and works in Shanghai.

BEN TAIT

Ben joined UAP as a project manager in 2000 and worked with Matt and Dan to grow the company from a 5 person studio to a multinational operation. He has recently relocated with his family to America. Ben lives and works in New York.

STEVEN SHEN

Steven helped Matt establish UAP Shanghai. He is a business graduate from the University of Technology in Sydney and leads the pursuit of opportunities in the Chinese market. Steven lives and works in Shanghai

ADRIAN TOBIN

Adrian is Matthew and Daniel’s father, and has been an integral part of the business since its inception in 1993. An entrepreneur and self-described workaholic he shares his time between his Ballandean vineyard and UAP

WHAT WE DO

STUDIO

We collaborate with artists to create site-specific & editioned artwork.

ART PROGRAM VISIONING AND CURATORIAL SERVICES
PUBLIC ART STRATEGIES AND MASTERPLANS
SOURCING AND APPOINTMENT OF ARTISTS
SCHEMATIC AND DETAILED DESIGN
BUDGET ESTIMATION AND COST CONTROL
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION, FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY CONTROL
MAINTENANCE MANUALS
ARTIST EDITIONS

FACTORY

We work for architects to develop and construct their creative vision.

DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCT SOLUTIONS
PROVING FEASIBILITY OF DESIGN FABRICATION & METHODOLOGY
ENGINEERING AND ESTIMATION
DEVELOPMENT OF PROTOTYPES
FABRICATION & INSTALLATION
PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES AND QUALITY CONTROL
CUSTOMISING MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES

SUPPLY

We commission designers and make functional objects for communal spaces.

WITHIN OUR BESPOKE PROJECTS AND STANDARD RANGES WE MAKE:
SEATING
BENCHES
TABLES
SHELTERS
LIGHTING
PLAYSCAPES

COLLABORATORS

SOME CLIENTS

Aramco, Australian Federal Government, Avic, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Brisbane City Council, Callison, Capitaland, Cr Land, City Of Sydney, Crown, Deutsche Bank, Earth Asia, Exxon Mobil, Four Seasons Fox Studios, Gemdale, Gold Coast City Council, Greenland, Greentown, Hang Lung, Hilton, Hyatt, Intercontinental, Leightons, Lend Lease, Longfor, Marriott, Multiplex, Nakheel, National Gallery Of Australia, Ningbo Bureau, Perth International Airport, Queensland Government, R&f Properties, Saudi Oger, Gubei Group, Shanghai World Expo Bureau, Starwood, Sydney Airport, Tishman Speyer, Treenity, Vanke, Virginia University, Westfield, Wuhan University

SOME ARTISTS

Arne Quinze, Brook Andrew, Carsten Holler, Dani Marti, Ferry Staverman, Fiona Foley, Florentijn Hofmann, Inigo Manglano, James And Eleanor Avery, Jason Bruges, Joanna Lamb, Judy Watson, Konstantin Dimopoulos, Lawrence Argent, Leo Villareal, Lincoln Austin, Lindy Lee, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Marion Borgelt, Ned Kahn, Nike Savvas, Oliver Van Den Berg, Penny Byrne, Peter Hennessey, Reko Rennie, Richard Deacon, Richard Sweeney, Sopheap Pich, Spencer Finch, Sui Jianguo, Thancoupie, United Visual Artists

SOME ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS

Aecom, Aedas, Atkins, Belt Collins, Benoy, Buchan, Bureau Proberts, Bvn Donovan Hill, Cox Architects, Cox Rayner, Dan Plummer, David Trubridge, Dbi International, Denton Corker, Marshall, Eadg, Foster + Partners, Gehry Partners, Gensler, Geyer, Group Gsa, Hassell, Hba, Hok, Kpf, Jennifer Marchant, Murphy/jahn, Oma, Pdt Architects, Peddlethorpe, Place Design, Ralph Applebaum, Rps Landscape, Safdie Architects, Shop Architects, Sjb Group, Som, Studio 505, Swa, Trent Jansen, Watg, Woods Bagot, Xian Dai Architecture

Up close and personal

VISIT US

We have studios in Brisbane, Shanghai and New York. We conduct workshop & foundry tours from time to time in Brisbane and Shanghai. If you’d like to join us for a tour to see where we work and what we make, drop us an email and we can tee up a time.

WORK WITH US

From time to time we find ourselves looking for talented and committed people to join our studios. Please check our news for current job vacancies or send us an email.

INTERN WITH US

We like working with students and emerging creatives. Drop us an email with your CV if you are keen to do an internship with us.