Misak Terzibasiyan

Founder and Principal Architect , UArchitects

The founder and principal Architect of UArchitects  (Urban design and Architects), Misak Terzibasiyan, is personally and professionally focused on an international context as well as on the influence of cultural themes. This is mainly based on his ethnical background, as Misak Terzibasiyan was born in Helsinki (Finland).  He studied at the University of Technology in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and worked with a number of international architectural offices before founding the studio in the city of Eindhoven.   UArchitects is an international studio that welcomes different nationalities. Our investigative attitude is expressed in the intensive dialogue we undertake with our clients. The scope for reflection is not confined to the projects themselves; we also look into the wider cultural context of architecture and urban development. We are making a social contribution, investigating the position and responsibilities of the architect and urban design.   

Reflection is beneficial when interacting with other cultures and it helps us understand our position concerning general themes that are an intrinsic part of society. Understanding the identity of society is fundamental for us when we are designing projects in other cultures and places. This does not refer to a typical critical regionalism, but rather an open approach based on the context and our profession.  

He is the author of the book: Experience and Meaning of Architecture (2021) and  Experience of Architecture and Art "An Architect's Journey" (2022)