Fouad Al Ahmed and Nicolas Porte co-founded Urban Exterior in 2010. We are a private company that specializes in conceiving modern, high-caliber solutions for landscape design and urban planning projects. From the Urban Exterior headquarters in Dubai, we service the Middle East and Gulf Area in progressive landscape architectural design and construction.

Our team of architects has successfully developed functional and meaningful projects in the KSA, UAE and Qatar. We have positioned ourselves as the choice for those who value quality, creativity and distinction. The Urban Exterior design, construction and supervision procedure is based in rigorous research and experimentation.

We work hand-in-hand with our clients on design strategy, and involve them in all the processes of development. Unconventional typologies are imagined and tailored to the context of each project to create contemporary, high-standard landscape architecture. The objective in each of our designs is to enrich spatial experiences and provide an ideal organic environment.

Design Methodology

We examine the site to discover its limitations and
possibilities, and then consider these features alongside the environmental, geographic, cultural, and behavioral context before offering design concepts to our clients.

Once a selection is made, we begin the research, experimentation, and creation. Each member of our diverse design team offers their specialized expertise to collaborate on and cover all the facets of a project, from the concept design stage to construction.

Company Outlook

At Urban Exterior, our mission is to collaborate to create a visual retreat, not just structures, and to transcend the standardized typologies and preset criteria of superficial, commercial landscape architecture.

We understand that good design not only creates beautiful spatial experiences but also enhances modern living, a vision Urban Exterior was founded on.


Fouad Ahmed
Co-Founder / Project Director
Nicolas Porte

Nicolas Porte

Co-Founder / Creative Director Residential
José Blabia

José Blabia

Creative Director Beach Pool
Richard Manser

Richard Manser

Principle Architect
Ngurah Suryajaya

Ngurah Suryajaya

Senior Architect
Peter Frobose

Peter Frobose

Project Manager

Core Values

We are constantly growing, learning, and improving and our partners are steadily increasing. 100 projects is a sizable number.

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