Introducing UAP Houston Studio

14 July, 2010

After 18 years of creating public art and design projects internationally via UAP’s Australian design studio and workshop, UAP can now call Houston, Texas home to its latest atelier.

The launch of UAP’s most recent studio last month is particularly significant to Daniel Tobin, UAP’s co-founding Principal, who has permanently relocated to Houston from Australia.

Daniel, who has delivered numerous art strategies and public art projects in North America and the Middle East – the largest of which the KAUST Beacon and International Art Program – is particularly excited about the opportunities relocating to the United States presents.

I am very enthusiastic about the Houston studio and what it represents for our clients in North America. Opening the Los Angeles studio in 2007 was a major milestone for UAP and saw us forge a number of successful collaborations. The addition of Houston will only strengthen these relations further whilst creating opportunities for new ones.” Tobin said.

Daniel will be supported by John Dupuy, UAP’s Director of Project Development and Design for North America and MENA. The pair first collaborated on the KAUST project where John was one of HOK’s senior designer’s for the $10B University master plan.

About Daniel Tobin, Principal – North America | Middle East

Following art school, Daniel Tobin studied design at NIDA and worked with Sydney Theatre Company before joining his brother Matthew to co-found Urban Art Projects in 1993. Daniel is instrumental in the development of UAP’s key markets in North America and throughout the Middle East, completing masterplan art strategies for Sahl Hasheesh in Egypt and Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai.

Daniel is currently directing the International Art Program for King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and has also designed the university’s iconic Beacon. Daniel’s landmark projects in Australia include Brisbane Airport Corporation’s Commercial Precinct Art Program; Sydney’s Redfern Park and the Queensland State Library’s Black Opium with artist Fiona Foley.

About John T. Dupuy, Director – Design + Project Development – North America | Middle East

For 15 years John Dupuy has practiced Urban Design, Planning and Landscape Architecture in the US and internationally. He has extensive experience in the Middle East region as a site planner, and designer.

John has worked on the campus of King Abdullah University for Science and Technology in Jeddah Saudi Arabia as a Senior Designer to define the public realm through landscape, site amenities and the public art program developed by Urban Art Projects.

With UAP John manages Design and Project Development activities for major projects in North America and the Middle East. He has extensive experience in directing collaborative team workshops and charettes. John has worked with multi-disciplinary teams of architects, engineers, artists and other consultants to comprehensively coordinate integrated design solutions. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture.

2 Responses to “Introducing UAP Houston Studio”

  1. KT Doyle said

    Congratulations UAP! This is a great achievement!

  2. Sean said

    Dan – congratulations on opening your Houston studio!

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