No idea is a bad idea.

We are Urban Arena. A ground-breaking collaborative specifically designed to utilize the knowledge of the many. A company where ideas come to built reality, where there is no other limit than our own imagination. Designed to be better than the average firm, we have seamlessly combined disciplines into a cohesive singularity. Leveraging the combined knowledge of our architecture, landscape architecture and planning wings, we can bring a comprehensive design to the table in record time with extraordinary results.

We pride ourselves on doing things differently. We produce innovative design solutions that stand apart from the ordinary.

Urban Arena (UA) was established in 1996 by Michael Schrock and in 1997, Keith Mittemeyer joined the team partnering with Michael. Founded originally with a focus on landscape architecture and planning, Urban Arena quickly expanded to include architecture to provide clients with a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary service.


Urban Arena was formed in Southern California, with offices in Orange County, San Diego, and Oakland. Our projects range from urban villages, retail and entertainment centers, model homes, master-planned residential communities, community parks, high-density housing, and sports complexes.