Urbanshiftstudio is a multi-disciplinary design practice committed to providing comprehensive design solutions in response to their client’s individual and varied needs.


Conceived in 2010, Urbanshiftstudio began as a collaboration between architects Joel Ong and Melissa Mateo, who pooled their individual talents and collective experiences from working in various acclaimed architectural firms into a number of projects. Encouraged by the positive response to their work, the practice was formally institutionalized in 2013, with both founders as the design directors, alongside with their team of collaborators, working on a number of projects of varying types and scales.