Gehl Architects

The human dimension

Gehl Architects focus on the relationship between the built environment and people’s quality of life Gehl Architects is an urban research and design consultancy. They address global trends with a people-focussed approach, utilizing empirical analysis to understand how the built environment can promote human flourishing. They apply this analysis to strategic planning and human-centred design to empower citizens, decision makers, company leaders, and organizations.
The work of Gehl Architects is based on Jan Gehl’s 5 decades of extensive research on life in public spaces. Their research continues to deal with the many factors that influence public life and public space and how people use it.

Passionate, experienced & diverse

Their interdisciplinary team of 35 people include architects, urban designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, sociologists, anthropologists and cultural theorists. Additionally, Gehl Architects employ a network of internationally recognized experts as specialist consultants. They are a young, dynamic and enthusiastic team that collectively apply 45 years of urban design research, theories and ideology into professional practice and consultancy.