Urban Design Studio
Fall & Spring
| 6 credits
Core course in Urban Design
Core Course Week: a short study tour to Berlin (full-year only, spring) or Western Denmark
Week-Long Study Tour: Sweden-Finland | Germany-The Netherlands | Austria-Switzerland
Majors: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design
Using Copenhagen as a laboratory, students solve real-life problems using analytical and design methods specifically devised for urban design and landscape questions. Some sections in the Urban Design Studio will focus on issues of human scale, temporary use, and sustainable design. Studio groups combine students of different standing and background. The course is taught vertically, and expectations relate to each individual student. Full-year students continue Urban Design Studio in spring, with the opportunity for research-based projects, or switch to another studio.
Semester students can indicate a preference for study tour location. Final tour placement will depend on availability.
Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior, senior or graduate level, and completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios prior to arrival at DIS.
Students should bring examples of their work in a portfolio to be submitted to their studio instructors at the beginning of Assignment 2. This will allow the professors to become acquainted with the design skills of each student. The portfolio should contain:
- A one-page resume (short and precise) listing all studios, courses, assignments, and other relevant material, beginning with the most recent information. Clearly state current year/position in school. Briefly state expectations of study at DIS.
- Approximately 3 pages of project illustrations from one or several projects done in studio (or independently if relevant), accompanied by a short description.
The portfolio must be submitted as a digital PDF or hard copy. The pages should be formatted to A4 size (210mmx297mm) or US-Letter size (8.5"x11").
Architect, M.A.A. and Urban Design Master from Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen in 2003. Experience in a wide variety of global offices including White Architects, Arx Kobe Architects in Japan, VLA Architects, and Gehl Architects. Project Manager/Urban Designer at Gehl Architects. With DIS since 2011.