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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 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and across the industry.

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 urban destinations 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.

  • +Trend analysis & application
  • + 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
  • + Architectural design
  • + Project management

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 & idea incubator
  • + Co-creation
  • + Investment & advisory


  • Innovative urban concepts, initiatives and strategies
  • Strategic urban positioning narratives
  • Benchmarking and workshop support

Design Masterplan

  • Conceptual masterplan
  • 2D/3D visualization
  • Land-use plan
  • Mobility and transportation
  • Ecology
  • Landscaping
  • Digital
  • Cultural
  • Urban Design Guidelines

Advisory & Support

  • Workshop advisory role
  • Review of existing masterplans
  • Integration of innovative solutions to support masterplans

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 Centre for Real Estate

Founded in 1983, the MIT Centre 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.