Scan Design Studio


New course website coming soon! Check back for updates for the Autumn 2017 study tour and studio.

The Public Spaces Public Life studio combines international study experience with multi-disciplinary collaboration on local projects in order to develop planning and design solutions for Seattle’s public realm.

Before the studio, students travel to Copenhagen, Denmark to visit the office of the renowned Copenhagen firm Gehl Architects and see the city through its people-centered urban design lens. For two weeks, students are immersed in the design and planning strategies that make this one of the leading cities in bicycle and pedestrian planning and one of the “most liveable” in the world. Upon return to Seattle, students focus on applying the lessons learned to a local site, and continue to benefit from the involvement of Gehl Architects as members of the office act a visiting instructors and critics. Scan|Design Foundation is generously supporting this Master Studio and the Travel-Study experience. Our project partners include the city of Seattle and the International Sustainability Institute.