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Tekuma Frenchman is a multidisciplinary urban design and innovation firm, defining the future of urbanism through original perspectives, shaped by the intelligence and expertise of some of the most visionary minds from across the industry. Our expertise lies in the application of digital technology to city design through cutting-edge research that emerges from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Thus, creating 21st century cities where innovation and the digital economy thrives. 

To date, we have designed over 40 cities around the world, working closely with governments, policy-makers, city planners and developers to formulate a practical, technology-astute vision for the future.

Underpinning everything that we do is the dedication to create greater value for all of mankind, by designing transformative places that are productive, positive and prosperous for all.

  • Strategy
  • Design
  • Innovation
  • Accelerator

TF | Strategy

We draw on decades of experience in the art and science of city-making, cutting-edge technology and urban analytics to create clear and actionable strategies for transforming regions, cities and places.

  • +Urban Innovation & Concept Strategy
  • + Spatial & Digital Strategy
  • +Financial Strategy

TF | Design

We cross the inherent attributes of a place with its future potentials by taking a holistic approach to design, formulating functional development solutions that are aesthetically beautiful, digitally enabled, and culturally sensitive.

  • +Master Planning
  • + Urban Design

TF | Innovation

By collaborating with thinkers and creators from leading urban research institutions, including MIT and Harvard, the Innovation Lab propels urban design into the future, transforming its potential.

  • + Research & Development
  • + Product Innovation – Technology
  • + Core Design Evolution

TF | Accelerator

This hub focuses on bringing new urban development products, processes, and organizations into being by partnering with academic entrepreneurs and start-up companies, facilitated by our deep expertise.

  • + Business Incubator
  • + Co-Creation
  • + Investment & Advisory


  • Urban Innovation & Conceptualization 
  • City Development 
  • Benchmarking and Workshop Support
  • City Branding and Positioning

Masterplanning & Place-Making

  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Mobility and Transportation
  • Landscape
  • City Visualization
  • Phasing Implementation

Advisory & Support

  • Workshop Advisory
  • Integration of innovative urban solutions
  • Future Cities
  • Quality of Life Improvement
  • Thought Leadership & Knowledge Transfer Training

We are an engine for accelerating urban innovation powered by a group of technologists, futurists and designers.

  • MIT Center for Real Estate
  • MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab

MIT Center for Real Estate

Founded in 1983, the MIT Center for Real Estate is uniquely positioned to help the real estate industry increase its efficiency, prosperity, and social responsibility. Through research and education initiatives, MIT/CRE develops innovations to help practitioners build responsibly and profitably.

MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab

This research and development laboratory for the built environment measures the financial and economic performance of innovation in real estate, design and planning.