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Urbahn International in Jakarta

19 January 2024

Architect: Urbahn Architects, New York City

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Urbahn International in Jakarta, Indonesia

New York City-based Urbahn Architects Establishes Urbahn International in Jakarta, Indonesia to Serve Clients Globally

Urbahn’s New Affiliate to Focus on Public and Commercial Projects in the ASEAN Region and Other Locations Outside of the U.S.

The total value of Urbahn’s ongoing work in the U.S. and internationally exceeds $1 billion

New York, NY–Urbahn Architects, a prominent, full-service planning and design firm based in New York City, has launched Urbahn International, a new affiliate to focus on public, commercial, hospitality, multi-family, healthcare, educational and institutional work globally. Urbahn International will operate in both New York City and Jakarta, Indonesia. The Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, Zulkifli Hasan, announced the formation of Urbahn International at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York during a business forum focused on real estate development opportunities in Nusantara, Indonesia’s planned new capital city.

“We welcome Urbahn International to the family of major global companies joining the government of Indonesia in developing the new capital city of Nusantara. The initial public investment of $35 billion, devoted to building Nusantara’s infrastructure, has resulted in numerous real estate organizations from the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia committing to developing commercial office buildings, housing, hotels, retail, R&D and other projects within this 633,000-acre (2,561 square kilometer) sustainable urban project,” shared Hasan.

“Following its design work in the U.S., Africa and India, Urbahn International will take advantage of the growing commercial real estate and public construction markets throughout the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. In particular, our Asian team will focus on projects in Nusantara, Indonesia’s new capital city,” said Urbahn’s Managing Principal Donald E. Henry, Jr., AIA, LEED, CPHC.

Urbahn International’s regional office will be located at l. Bangka Raya No. 5H, RT.13/RW.11Bangka, Kec. Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta City, 12720, Indonesia.

Pratt Institute-educated architect Rafi Haikal will serve as Urbahn’s Director of ASEAN Region Business Development. According to Haikal, “Urbahn International has already won two projects in the region, both at Sanur KEK in Bali, a 106-acre beachfront health and wellness tourism complex. These include accessibility consulting for the restoration and upgrade of the Grand Inna Bali Beach Hotel, originally designed by Indonesia’s first president and architect Sukarno, and the design of 70 villas for convalescing patients and their families.”

According to Haikal, “Urbahn’s expertise in the planning and design of sophisticated public facilities, healthcare projects, transportation infrastructure and hospitality developments align very well with the rapid, government-driven urban development taking place in the region. This expertise is further reinforced by our firm’s experience in sustainable and accessible design practices.”

In addition to its vast U.S. project portfolio, Urbahn has worked as a planner and architect delivering healthcare, education, hospitality and public service facilities around the globe. These include the Usha Martin University Master Plan in Ranchi, India; the Four Points by Sheraton Piarco International Airport Hotel in Trinidad; the Georgetown Marriott Resort Hotel and Gaming Center in Georgetown and the 140-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Timehri, both in Guyana; and the Paradise Crossing Lifestyle Community and Recreation Center in Jamaica.

In Africa, Urbahn led planning and design work for Somalia’s Lower and Middle Juba Regions’ Healthcare Delivery Planning Studies; Uganda Healthcare Delivery Planning Study; Nigeria Post Office Management Systems Study; and Nigeria Primary Healthcare Delivery Study. The firm also served on the architectural team that developed Indonesia’s exhibit at the 1964-65 World’s Fair in Queens, NY.

For the Somalia’s Middle Juba Regional Health System, Urbahn led a team of doctors, epidemiologists, public health consultants, planners, and architects, which in 1981 established a rational and feasible approach to the provision of primary and secondary health services over a 3,800 square mile region in the Horn of Africa. Similarly, completed in 1978, the Nigeria Primary Healthcare Delivery Study resulted in a comprehensive master plan for the primary care delivery system for over 90 million people, based on a referral system of health posts in villages, care centers in small towns, and inpatient/teaching hospitals in regional cities. For the Nigeria Postal System Management Study, Urbahn deployed a comprehensive consulting team to the Nigerian cities of Lagos, Kaduna, Enugu and Ibadan to analyze existing postal operations and then develop a program and facilities management framework that was successfully implemented by the government.


Located between North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara regions in East Kalimantan, on the Indonesian part of Borneo island, Nusantara will serve as Indonesia’s new capital. It is envisioned as a highly sustainable urban project, with all residents living within a 10-minute walk of green recreational spaces, robust public transportation, and 60% of the city’s land remaining either forested or green.

Nusantara will feature financial and business, government, innovation and research, education, tourism and leisure, residential, shopping and mixed-use, and renewable energy districts. Indonesia offers significant tax incentives for firms involved in setting up the new city’s infrastructure and public services. To date, in addition to Urbahn International, several major U.S. firms have already expressed interest in investing in a variety of public and commercial projects, including Silverstein Properties.


Headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia, ASEAN is a bloc of 10 states in Southeast Asia, with a combined population of over 600 million people and a GDP of around $10.2 trillion. Established in 1967, the organization aims to promote economic growth, regional peace and stability, and cultural collaboration. Its members include Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia.

Urbahn Architects

Since its founding in 1945, Urbahn has designed projects for organizations and institutions that operate in the commercial real estate, public and governmental services, transportation, residential, healthcare, education, justice, science, hospitality, multi-family residential, and infrastructure sectors.

The architectural firm served as the architect for some of the nation’s most iconic structures, including the Vehicle Assembly Building and Launch Control at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL, and the Fermi National Accelerator Lab in Batavia, IL. The total value of Urbahn’s current domestic and international projects exceeds $1 billion.

Building Design & Construction magazine ranks Urbahn as the 83rd largest architecture and planning firm overall, 36th largest government building designer, 21st largest designer of justice facilities, 48th largest hospitality designer, 99th largest designer of healthcare projects, and 104th largest university architect in the United States. Engineering News-Record New York magazine recognized the firm as the 2019 Design Firm of the Year.

Five principals lead the firm: Donald E. Henry, Jr., AIA, LEED AP; Natale V. Barranco, AIA, LEED AP; Martin D. Stein, AIA, LEED AP; Rafael Stein, AIA; and Ranabir Sengupta, AIA, LEED AP.

Urbahn’s portfolio includes the $70 million Tides North multi-family residential development in Arverne, NY; New York City Hall Mayoral Offices and Emergency Situation Center and Public Health Lab Redevelopment Master Plans in Manhattan; Centro Medico Correccional in Bayamon, Puerto Rico; Jersey City Municipal Services Complex, Jersey City, NJ; the New York City Transit subway station flood mitigation resiliency program; renovations of multiple MTA subway stations in New York City; numerous projects for the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit; SUNY New Paltz Engineering Innovation Hub in New Paltz, NY; Lehman College School of Nursing in the Bronx, NY; Columbia University Baker Field Facilities Master Plan in New York, NY; renovations and accessibility upgrades of multiple MTA subway stations in New York City; numerous projects for the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit; Newark City Subway Improvements in Newark, NJ; and rehabilitation of six train stations on the IRT White Plains Road transit line in the Bronx, NY.


Urbahn Architects, New York City:
Urbahn Architects, New York City
photograph : Ola Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communications

Urbahn Architects, a planning and design firm based in New York City, has launched Urbahn International, a new affiliate focused on commercial and public work globally. Urbahn International will operate in both New York City and Jakarta, Indonesia. Pictured are (left to right): Urbahn Architects Principals Rafael Stein, AIA and Ranabir Sengupta, AIA; Special Staff to the Minister of Trade Bara Hasibuan; Urbahn Princial Natale V. Barranco, AIA LEED AP; the IKN Authority Deputy of Funding and Investment Agung Wicaksono; Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia Zulkifli Hasan; Consul General of Indonesia to the U.S. Winanto Adi; Urbahn International Director of ASEAN Region Business Development Rafi Haikal; and Urbahn Architects Associate-Architect Jens Muller, RA and Managing Principal Donald E. Henry, Jr., AIA LEE AP.
Photo by Ola Wilk Photography/Wilk Marketing Communications

Four Points by Sheraton Piarco International Airport Trinidad and Tobago:
Four Points by Sheraton Piarco International Airport Trinidad and Tobago
rendering courtesy of Urbahn Architects
Urbahn Architects serves as architect and co-developer for the new, US$25 million, 154-room Four Points by Sheraton hotel and conference center at the International Airport Estates at the Piarco International Airport, which will be the first hotel to operate within the grounds of one of Trinidad and Tobago’s two main airports.

Manhattan Surrogate’s Courthouse, NYC, USA:
Manhattan Surrogate’s Courthouse, NYC
photo : Ola Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communications

Urbahn Architects designed the replacement and restoration of the historic skylight and atrium within the landmark Manhattan Surrogate’s Courthouse. Due to the grandeur of the atrium, the interior is often used as the backdrop for the filming of movies and commercials. The television show “Law and Order,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Great Expectations” films, and many other productions feature scenes shot within the building.

State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, NY, USA:
State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, NY
photo : Ola Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communications

The new Engineering Innovation Hub (EIH) building at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, designed by Urbahn Architects, has earned a coveted LEED Gold Certification award from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The two-story, 19,500-square foot building houses the College’s highly popular bachelor’s degree program in mechanical engineering and includes innovative teaching and research lab spaces, as well as the Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center (HVAMC).

Designed by Urbahn Architects, the three-story, 39,000-sq.ft. Farmingdale State College School of Business in Farmingdale, N.Y. serves 2,200 students.
Photo by Tom Sibley/Wilk Marketing Communications

Urbahn International in Jakarta, Indonesia information / images received 190923

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia, Southeast Asia

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