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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 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

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Talks

Films

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Contact Guide

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

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$1 Million Challenge: Turn Everyday Spaces into ‘PLAY’ces

Play sets the stage for kids to achieve beyond their current circumstances. It provides social skills, greater ...

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Chicago Forum on Global Cities

Helle Søholt

CEO

Jun 1-3, 2016

Chicago, USA

Redesigning the Global City

For more info on the Forum on Global Cities go here

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Helle Søholt on Biennale agenda ‘Designing Life’

— May 25, 2016

In the lead up to the opening of the ‪‎Danish Pavilion‬ at the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice ...

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Skanska Conference

Kristian Villadsen

Partner

Jun 2, 2016

Malmö, Sweden

How the built environment affects quality of life

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In conversation with Secretary Foxx

— April 21, 2016

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of hosting the United States Secretary of Transportation, Secretary Foxx, several ...

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São Paulo pilot projects – behind the scenes

In 2014, the Municipality of São Paulo implemented two pilot projects in the downtown core. The goal was to transform ...

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News

In the lead up to the opening of the ‪‎Danish Pavilion‬ at the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice ...

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Seminarium: Tätare tätorter i Skåne

Louise Vogel Kielgast

Associate

Jun 2, 2016

Malmö, Sweden

Social hållbarhet

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Urban Designer

— April 18, 2016

Gehl Studio is the American office of Gehl Architects, a global leader in people centered urban design whose home base is in ...

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Downtown Toronto Growing Up

This past week we kicked off our work with Toronto’s TOCore Parks and Public Realm Plan. It’s the first time since 1976 ...

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Talks

Chicago Forum on Global Cities

Helle Søholt

CEO

Jun 1-3, 2016

Chicago, USA

Redesigning the Global City

For more info on the Forum on Global Cities go here

REQUEST A TALK
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Shopfront

How to Study Public Life

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Searching for a Unique London Cycling Culture

In recent years, the debate on cycling infrastructure in London has received a lot of media attention, not least because ...

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Copenhagen Urban Arena

Camilla van Deurs

Partner & Team Lead

Jun 2, 2016

Valby, Copenhagen

Infrastruktur og Byudvikling

For more info go here

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The birth of Kalumbila, Africa’s newest town

Nowhere in the world has – and will – urbanisation happen faster than in Africa. With a population growth of 3% per ...

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Smart Cities Conference

Jeff Risom

Managing Director, US

Jun 7, 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark

Keynote Speaker

More info here

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FitCity 2016

Julia D Day

Project Manager

Jun 8, 2016

Brooklyn, New York City

Measuring Access: The Intersection of Data, Equity, and Infrastructure

More info on the event here

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Happy 50th birthday, David!

— February 8, 2016

One of the most distinctive figures at Gehl Architects, David Sim, turned 50 on February 7th. David is an amazing source ...

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The heart is in the Center

Why people in Chile love the oldest part of town. Jan says we know more about good habitats for mountain gorillas than ...

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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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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

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People

For individual email addresses
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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.

Internships

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

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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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 in Copenhagen 24th to 26th.

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Day 1 – Getting to Know Gehl
Talks & guest talk, case studies, in conversation sessions, urban safari, film screening & dinner
Gehl team: Jan Gehl, David Sim, Henriette Vamberg and Birgitte Bundesen Svarre + guest speaker Tina Saaby.

Day 2 – Investigating the City
Guest talk, case studies, in conversation sessions & bicycle tour
Gehl team: Jan Gehl, David Sim, Camilla van Deurs, Andreas Røhl and Lars Gemzøe + guest speaker Klaus Bondam.

Day 3 – Urban Visions & Change
Talks, case studies, in conversation sessions & evening reception
Gehl team: Jan Gehl, Helle Søholt, David Sim, Jeff Risom, Blaine Merker and Kristian Villadsen.

 

THE MASTERCLASS TEAM

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GUEST SPEAKERS

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COST

Euros € 2000 + 25% VAT
– includes a light breakfast & lunch for all three days and dinner on the first evening.

 

REGISTRATION

To register and pay go to Eventbrite

If you have any questions please e-mail us at masterclass@gehlarchitects.dk

 

Top photo credit: Markus Reichenbach

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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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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.