He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic Pomona in 1993 and studied at the Architectural Association in London, Diploma Unit 7 from 1992-1993. Uriu also was an undergraduate mathematics major at the University of California, Davis in 1991.
Uriu is a professor teaching design and applied studies at the University of Southern California and taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIARC) to the undergraduate and graduate level. He has also been lecturing at the Nanjing Southeast University School of Architecture in China; the Architectural Society of Shanghai in Shanghai, China; the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA); the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; the Roy and Edna Disney California Arts Theater; and Woodbury University.
Uriu worked as an architect at Gehry Partners for over 7 years. In 2000, he co-founded BplusU, for which he is both Design Principal and Partner.