Urban Design Associates was founded in 1965 by David Lewis and Raymond Gindroz. The firm has established its reputation on principles and methods of client/community involvement in the design and planning process. UDA has maintained a large practice in planning environments as well as architecture. Projects in Richmond, Norfolk and Pittsburgh (Crawford Square) have aligned UDA with the contemporary movement known as New Urbanism. The firm views itself as a purveyor of urban design and a contributor to the building of cities. Its work reflects an active consideration of the local context.
Records received so far consist largely of printed reports and brochures that document architectural, planning, and urban design projects dating from ca. 1970 to the present.
Gindroz, Raymond L. "Cross Section of Address." Places 11:1 (Winter 1997), 18-27.
Urban Design Associates. The Architectural Pattern Book. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004.
Urban Design Associates. The Urban Design Handbook: Techniques and Working Methods. New York: Norton, 2003.