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“It is ironic that we know more about the habitat of mountain gorillas, than we do about the habitat of people.” says Jan Gehl .....

  • We focus on how the built environment connects to people’s quality
    of life.

  • Our work crosses the fields of architecture, urban design, landscape design and
    city planning.

  • We work on
    global projects which always aim
    to create ‘cities
    for people’.

  • Our services
    span across all scales, from strategic visions,
    to design.

  • Our clients are mayors, city administrators, NGOs, developers, private and public organizations.

  • We have been researching quality of life in public spaces, around the world, for over
    40 years.

  • We work in
    over 50 countries
    and 250 cities around the world.

Learn more about our past and present here

Learn more about our services here

Learn more about our past and present here

  • We focus on how the built environment connects to people’s quality
    of life.

  • Our work crosses the fields of architecture, urban design, landscape design and
    city planning.

  • We work on
    global projects which always aim
    to create ‘cities
    for people’.

  • Our services
    span across all scales, from strategic visions,
    to design.

  • Our clients are mayors, city administrators, NGOs, developers, private and public organizations.

  • We have been researching quality of life in public spaces, around the world, for over
    40 years.

  • We work in
    over 50 countries
    and 250 cities around the world.

Learn more about our services here

Blog

News

Talks

Films

Shopfront

Books

Contact Guide

Requests for talks & info
Eva Martinus, Business Development Coordinator
eva@gehlarchitects.dk

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Edmund N. Bacon Awards

Jan Gehl

Professor & Founding partner

Feb 25, 2016

Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

Conversation w. Inga Saffron

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Before I Was Blind, Now I Can See

Turning 50 years of research into an 18 minute film Coming from outside of the field of architecture I had thought, ...

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Intern-Feb-2016

Wanted! Summer interns in NYC & SF

— February 2, 2016

Gehl Studio is looking for intern candidates for paid, full-time work in NYC and SF between June and end of August. ...

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Fylkeskultur konferansen

Birgitte Bundesen Svarre

Associate

Feb 17, 2016

Kristiansund, Norway

More info here

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Pop-up office / Interactive Spaces Lab

Interactive Spaces Lab (The Lab), a part of Alexandra Institute, has popped-up at Gehl Copenhagen. This collaboration ...

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News

Gehl Studio is looking for intern candidates for paid, full-time work in NYC and SF between June and end of August. ...

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Gehl Thought: Mega to Small

At Gehl our work is scalable, we can both work in mega cities around the world, as well as small towns in Scandinavia. Even ...

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Talks

Edmund N. Bacon Awards

Jan Gehl

Professor & Founding partner

Feb 25, 2016

Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

Conversation w. Inga Saffron

REQUEST A TALK
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Shopfront

How to Study Public Life

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Kawabata – how are you?

Change is happening in Japan’s planning culture – there is a shift from a primarily top-down approach to one that ...

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Brillux Architekten-forum

Kristian Villadsen

Partner & Director

Apr 19, 2016

Stuttgart, Germany

Living Streets Berlin

More info here

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Queens University

Riccardo Marini

Director

Feb 23, 2016

Queens University, Belfast, Ireland

Like Humans do

Public Lecture at

Queens University, Belfast

1-2 pm. Room LG111.

Venue 

David Keir Building

Stranmillis Road

Belfast.

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Smart City Expo Puebla

Esben Neander Kristensen

Project Manager

Feb 16, 2016

Puebla, Mexico

Smart City

See programme here

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BBU Neubautagung

Birgitte Bundesen Svarre

Associate

Feb 15, 2016

Berlin

Neues Bauen!

See programme here

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Maintaining Melbourne

Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world, but there is still room for improvement, says our local guest blogger ...

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We Love Denver

16th Street in the heart of Denver should be a buzzing downtown destination and a magnet for people. Design solutions ...

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Gehl Wins Initiative Prize!

— November 13, 2015

We are happy and excited to have won the ‘Initiative Prize’ 2015 awarded by the Confederation of Danish ...

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Creating Liveable Cities

— November 11, 2015

Recently we took part in an executive workshop ‘Urban Leadership: Liveable Cities’ at the Carlsberg Academy in ...

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We continue our work in Sydney, Australia!

— October 22, 2015

When Gehl Architects was first engaged by the City of Sydney, we did a Public Space / Public Life survey as part of a ...

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Urban Planning could help fight diabetes!

— October 14, 2015

Gehl Architects has joined forces with the 'Cities Changing Diabetes' initiative to push for action against urban diabetes ...

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Putting People at the Centre of Planning

— October 7, 2015

‘Re-imagining Tampines’ is a great example of a new way of looking at towns. How do we make well-designed outdoor spaces ...

Location

Gehl Architects

Vesterbrogade 24, 5th floor

1620 Copenhagen V

Denmark

 

mail@gehlarchitects.dk

T +45 32 95 09 51

 

CVR: 25 30 95 29

 

Gehl Architects also has two Gehl Studios around the world:

 

mail@gehlstudio.com

Gehl Studio / San Francisco

1211 Folsom Street, 4th Floor

San Francisco

CA 94103

USA

+1 (415) 636 9130

Gehl Studio / New York

154 Grand Street

New York

NY 10013

USA

T +1 (212) 537 6318

Get in touch

General inquiries

mail@gehlarchitects.dk

 

People

For individual email addresses
go to People

Communications & Press

Vannesa Ahuactzin

Manager of Culture &

Communications

vannesa@gehlarchitects.dk

 

 

Tenders & New Business

Eva Martinus

Business Development Coordinators

eva@gehlarchitects.dk

Full-time positions

We will only review your applications if we have announced a position.
Please keep checking our news section for announcements on new positions.

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Internships

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Please keep checking our news section for announcements on new positions.

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Finance & Administration

Aimee Hansen

Accounting

aimee@gehlarchitects.dk

 

 

Management

Helle Søholt

CEO

helle@gehlarchitects.dk

 

 

Matthew Lister

Head of Team, New York

matthew@gehlstudio.com

Henriette Vamberg

Managing Director, CPH

henriette@gehlarchitects.dk

 

 

Camilla van Deurs

Head of Team

camilla@gehlarchitects.dk

Jeff Risom

Managing Director, US

jeff@gehlarchitects.dk

 

 

Blaine Merker

Head of Team, San Francisco

blaine@gehlstudio.com

Vannesa Ahuactzin

Manager of Culture &

Communications

vannesa@gehlarchitects.dk

 

Anders Bendtsen

Finance & Administration Manager

anders@gehlarchitects.dk

Lectures

Requests & info

Eva Martinus

Business Development Coordinator

talks@gehlarchitects.dk

Press

Press contact

Vannesa Ahuactzin

vannesa@gehlarchitects.dk

 

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Year of the Monkey

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“It is ironic that we know more about the habitat of mountain gorillas, than we do about the habitat of people.”

… says Jan Gehl. The Year of the Monkey seems like a good time to change this.

Gehl has been studying the habitat of people in Chinese cities for the past 8 years.
The aim, to shift towards a more ‘people-oriented development’.

On Nanjing Lu East in Shanghai we found that 95% of movement is pedestrian,
but 85% of the space is given to cars.

In 2016 we hope to see Nanjing Lu improved for people!

 

扬·盖尔先生说:“我们对人类自身习性的了解还不如对大猩猩习性的了解,这是多么讽刺的事。”

猴年应该是改变这一窘境的好时机。盖尔事务所在过去八年来一直致力于研究中国城市居民的习性。我们的

目标是使中国城市朝着更加以人为本的方向发展。

在上海的南京东路上,我们研究发现95%的道路使用者是行人,而85%的道路空间却分配给了机动车。在

2016年,我们希望看到南京路为行人进行提升改造。

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Jan Gehl: 50 years researching public space and public life! – summer masterclass

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This is Jan Gehl’s Anniversary Year!
Jan has been inspiring us to create cities for people for 50 years. Wow!

We’re celebrating with a life-changing masterclass…
Jan Gehl: 50 years researching public space and public life

Join Jan & many others from Gehl in…
New York City June 13th to 15th
Copenhagen August 24th to 26th

The detailed program will be released soon.

Reserve your place at masterclass@gehlarchitects.dk
– please specify in the title field whether you want to attend the ‘New York City Masterclass’ or the ‘Copenhagen Masterclass’.

 

Photo credit: Markus Reichenbach

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Gehl 15 / Anniversary Edition

Enjoy our annual report for 2014-15, a compilation of many exciting Gehl goodies!

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Glædelig Jul & Season’s Greetings

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Summer Greetings

 

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We wish you a wonderful summer!

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Gehl Studio

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Gehl Studio is the US based practice of Gehl Architects, with offices in San Francisco and  New York. The Studio team is engaged with clients and projects within all the Gehl Services from Canada, the US, Latin and South America. Having established Studios in the US has enabled us to do more of what we love most, to work face to face and on a daily basis with our local clients and collaborators. We are able to jointly tackle and prioritize the needs of people in the planning and design of cities, districts, communities, streets and spaces, to make a bigger impact and to go further in the design process.

 

Gehl Team

At Gehl, we strongly believe that the success of the projects that we undertake with our clients and collaborators is dependent on the right team, a group that is dynamic, talented, from varying backgrounds, and who shares the values and ambitions of creating ‘cities for people’.
This is why we have an exceptional group of people, who joined our offices at Gehl Studio San Francisco and Gehl Studio New York. These Studios also draw from the experience and talent of our Copenhagen office, enabling tailored teams with specific skills to be formed on a project-by-project basis.

 

Gehl Studio is led by Jeff Risom out of Copenhagen. John Bela and Blaine Merker joined  from Rebar Art and Design Studio, bringing with them their leadership, expertise and innovation from Parking Day to temporary pilots and early activation projects around the world. Matthew Lister leads our New York office.

 

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Learn more …

– Get in touch with one of our Studio offices here.
– Learn about our US team here.
– Find out where we are located in San Francisco and New York here.

 

*Gehl Studio is a Gehl Architects company

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Gehl is expanding

A few of the Gehl Studio colleagues in Copenhagen

A few of the Gehl Studio colleagues in Copenhagen

 

Gehl Architects has called Copenhagen home for over 14 years. During that time our team has flown around the world, working on ever-more complex, global projects that have always aimed to create ‘cities for people’.

Now we’d like to broaden the Gehl reach, to expand the research and people-first approach, to influence design and urbanism in a more focused and local way, so that we can continue to improve people’s everyday quality of life by working more closely with our international clients and collaborators.

 

It’s the right time

We all know that our world is urbanizing at an accelerated pace. With this expansion our cities are increasingly plagued by well-known issues – aging populations, lifestyle diseases, affordability, congestion, safety, among many other topics.

Adapting to these changes while ensuring global growth exerts an extraordinary pressure on the daily city goer’s life and on the people who manage cities. This is why we aim to work with our clients and collaborators on transitioning from focusing on concrete and steel (hardware of cities) to responding to daily human experiences and needs (software of cities) so that our behavior, habits and lifestyle can shape our urban future and ensure that everyone has access to a better quality of life.

 

Gehl Studio

These are some of the reasons why we’ve decided to open Gehl Studio San Francisco and Gehl Studio New York.

Having Studios in the US will enable Gehl to exponentially do what we love most, to work face to face and on a daily basis with our local clients and collaborators. We’ll be able to jointly tackle and prioritize the needs of people in the planning and design of cities, districts, communities, streets and spaces, to make a bigger impact and to go further in the design process.

 

Gehl Team

At Gehl, we strongly believe that the success of the projects that we undertake with our clients and collaborators is dependent on the right team, a group that is dynamic, talented, from varying backgrounds, and who shares the values and ambitions of creating ‘cities for people’. This is why we have invited an exceptional group of people to join Gehl Studio San Francisco and Gehl Studio New York. These Studios will also draw from the experience and talent of our Copenhagen office, enabling tailored teams with specific skills to be formed on a project-by-project basis.

One very exciting piece of news is that John Bella and Blaine Merker have joined Gehl Studio San Francisco from Rebar Art and Design Studio, bringing with them their leadership, expertise and innovation from Parking Day to temporary pilots and early activation projects around the world.

As you can tell, the Gehl expansion has us very excited!

 

Learn more…
Get in touch with one of our Studio offices here.
Learn about our US team here.
Find out where we are located in San Francisco and New York here.

 

* Gehl Studio San Francisco and Gehl Studio New York are part of the Gehl Architects family.