A people focused national architecture policy
Danish government launches the architecture policy “People at the Center”.
Nykredit Architecture Prize
Gehl Architects is awarded Scandinavia’s largest architecture prize, for more than 10 years of working within the fields of public space and public life.
Gehl Generation Growth
Helle Søholt and David Sim are joined by five new Partners, marking a generation change for Gehl Architects.
How-to Guide Book
“How to Study Public Life”, written by Birgitte Svarre and Jan Gehl, presents hands-on examples for studying public life.
New Nordic Exhibition
The exhibition “Life Between Buildings” is shown at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and selected to travel to the Venice Biennale of Architecture.
“The Human Scale”
A documentary by Andreas M. Dalsgaard, inspired by Jan Gehl and Gehl Architects is released.
Scottish Architect David Sim steps in as Partner, marking the beginning of a new Gehl generation.
New classic published
"Cities for People" becomes the new classic, highlighting further ideas and examples, post "Life Between Buildings".
“A Metropolis for People”
The Municipality of Copenhagen is inspired by Jan Gehl and Gehl Architects’ focus on creating cities for people.
New York City ready for change
Gehl Architects works with the City of New York on their ‘”PlaNYC” project, which aims to create a better quality of life for New Yorkers.
Gehl Architects goes global
The London PSPL Analysis marks a milestone for the firm, as this is the first time Gehl works in a mega city, on a global scale.
Gehl Architects is established
Helle Søholt and Jan Gehl start-up Gehl Architects, with the vision to transform theory into practice in cities around the world.
‘Public Space Public Life’ survey in Oslo
Jan Gehl and his team conduct their first public space analysis of Oslo’s city center.
”Life Between Buildings” is introduced
Jan Gehl publishes his first book, a compilation of theories and thoughts, amassed from his study trips and research.
Architecture, psychology and urban planning
Jan and Ingrid Gehl share the core ideas behind a more ‘human centered’ approach to urban planning.
Copenhagen as the laboratory
Jan Gehl, along with his colleagues and students undertake the first ‘Public Space Public Life’ analysis in Copenhagen’s city center.