About us

PUPA is an international team of urban planners who have been professionally and strategically shaping urban spaces in Lithuania and abroad for more than 10 years. While urban planning is still often perceived in a very narrow way (i.e. as simply planning footpaths or green spaces), we take on projects that listen to communities, respond to the needs of different people, and, most importantly, have a real and lasting impact. There are many who can shape a beautiful urban space, but getting people to spend time there every day requires a demanding vision, analytical thinking and consistent work. This is the PUPA advantage.

The PUPA team has gained experience in the Netherlands, UK, Spain and other countries, and has won many Lithuanian and international awards.

Values

We use innovative and creative approaches to solve urban problems. These approaches often challenge established norms and working practices, but that is what inspires us and drives us forward.

Tadas Jonauskis

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studied architecture at Vilnius Tech university and achieved MA in Urban Planning at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). For 3 years in the Netherlands he worked on international projects in Morocco, the US (New York), China and other countries. In 2009, he co-founded PUPA and is its CEO. He also teaches at Vilnius Tech, works as an advisor to Vilnius Municipality, was an expert at the Lithuanian Council for Culture, and was an expert for the URBACT programme for several years.

Justina Muliuolytė

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received a bachelor’s degree at Vilnius Tech university and a master’s degree at Delft University of Technology. She studied in Italy and Argentina on an exchange programme, and had an internship in Spain. Currently she is pursuing her master’s degree in the Executive Master of Management programme at ISM. In 2009, she co-founded PUPA. Justina is a lecturer at Vilnius Tech, an expert at the Lithuanian Council for Culture, and a member of the urban planner association LUIT.

Lukas Kulikauskas

received a bachelor’s degree in architecture at Vilnius Tech and a master’s degree in urban planning at Delft University of Technology. He worked for a year in the Netherlands in an urban planning office on large-scale area development projects and on regional development strategies in the Netherlands. Since 2017, he has worked (intermittently) at PUPA.

Jūratė Volkavičiūtė

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studied architecture at Vilnius Tech university, worked for a year in the Netherlands on urban design and research projects. After returning back to Lithuania, she worked with interior projects of various scales and functions for three years. Since 2022 she works at PUPA. Jūratė also creates visualizations, 3D and virtual reality objects.

Gytis Aglinskas

studied architecture at Vilnius Gediminas University of Technology, did Erasmus student exchange in Spain. He gained experience in different studios of architects and urban designers, working with projects of various scales, from idea generation to preparation of technical projects and their implementation. In 2017, Gytis did his internship at PUPA studio and now he has joined the team again.

Dovilė Mažeikienė

is studying a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture at Vilnius Tech University. This is not Dovilė's first profession, she has already graduated from social sciences - Public Administration and European Union studies, worked in the fields of higher education, non-formal education and landscape design. Now Dovilė is doing study practice at PUPA.

Worked with us before

Aušrinė Neniškytė, Filip Munch Bak, Hristina Sekuloska, Augustė Klimanskytė, Audinga Andruškevičiūtė, Rūta Vitkutė, Povilas Vincentas Jankūnas, Viltė Bakšytė, Ignas Račkauskas, Augustas Makrickas, Agnė Dailidaitė, Goda Galdikaitė, Artūras Čertovas, Gytis Aglinskas, Edita Gumauskaitė, Laima Čijunskaitė, Justina Sakalauskaitė, Birutė Petruškaitė, Mantas Šulskus, Lina Vestartė, Jonas Landsbergis

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