Our working approach lives at the intersection of social science and architecture…
At Gehl, we focus on working with our clients to create mutually beneficial relationships between people’s quality of life and their built environment.
The study of people’s well-being lays the foundation for our strategic planning and design. Our approach is iterative and holistic, but begins with life – activities, user groups, and behavior patterns - before we shape public space and streets to invite for this public life to flourish. It is these characteristics that then inform the design for buildings and infrastructure.
Our focus is creating
cities for people.
engagement in their surroundings.
Observation & analysis help
us understand public life
Thereby recording the ‘life’ that occurs in our study areas, as well as the qualities of the surrounding ‘space’.
Our work is beneficial for all.
Because we take the time to understand people’s use of public space, we can make more qualified decisions about how to make cities for people, with our clients. Thereby creating outcomes which are beneficial for everyone, from car drivers to pedestrians, so that our cities and quality of life get increasingly better over time.