Paul Udris and Mark Burgess, the driving forces behind U+B, founded their firm in 2003 bringing together years of technical and design experience on every scale of residential project from new home to intimate remodel. In the past 10 years U+B has built a solid reputation on providing our clients exceptional designs and a thoughtful process.

We understand that changes to your home, or the construction of a new home, can be daunting but also extremely exciting and fulfilling. From start to finish we will work together, helping you to navigate the process by:

  • Listening.
  • Stepping back from the immediate design question to consider the project from all sides : budget, aesthetics, program, schedule.
  • Digging deeper, through a highly collaborative design process, into your problems and dreams to find unexpected solutions.
  • Maximizing the value of your investment by challenging assumptions about design, materials and the building process.

We work as your advocate every step of the way. We can assist during site selection for a new home, or the purchase of a new home you plan to renovate. We can meet to simply brainstorm, or we can come on board after you’ve fully analyzed your project and you find yourself ready to move forward. It’s never too early in the process to meet with us, and our initial consultation is always free.

Learn how U+B can transform dreams for your home into elegant solutions. Contact Mark or Paul directly at or, or call our office at 612.870.2538. We are located in the Art Spot building in Uptown Minneapolis (behind the French Meadow Bakery), if you are in the neighborhood we would love to visit with you, so please stop in!



(photo: left to right)
Mark Burgess, Principal
Edie Sebesta, Senior Associate
Paul Udris, Principal