Scan Design Foundation Master Urban Design and Landscape Studio + Travel

The College of Built Environments has developed a Copenhagen-based, two+ week travel study program for graduate students. Each September, a study group of up to 18 UW students and two professors tour Copenhagen and the Øresund region, traveling primarily by bicycle. Students gain first-hand knowledge of the methods of Gehl Architects and study the public spaces advanced by the firm, in addition to other examples of sustainable planning and design in the region. They then apply this knowledge in an interdisciplinary master studio, in which landscape architecture, urban design, and architecture students develop design ideas for a Seattle-based project. A master teacher from a Danish urban design firm will interact with the studio for part of the term to provide guidance.

Program director: Professor Nancy Rottle, FASLA, Landscape Architecture

Expected study tour dates: Friday, Sept. 3 to Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021

Study tour and studio are open to graduate students in Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Real Estate. Students participating in the study tour will enroll in the Fall studio, LArch 501a. Applications due: Friday, April 2, 5 p.m. More information about the program and links to the design work from past studios can be found at: https://sdstudio.be.uw.edu/. Program contact: Nancy Rottle (nrottle@uw.edu).


Scan Design Foundation Master Architecture Studio + Travel

Each year, the Department of Architecture invites a distinguished practitioner/teacher from Denmark to teach a master design studio here in Seattle. The Scan|Design Foundation provides funding to help cover the costs of a trip to Copenhagen before Autumn term to meet the year’s visiting professor, to visit her/his office, and to see some of the firm’s work. Applications to apply for this studio and its travel component are available to architecture students in late winter/early spring quarter. For more information related to this master studio, please contact Peter Cohan (pcohan@uw.edu).


Scan Design Foundation Master Furniture Studio + Travel

The Department of Architecture also welcomes a distinguished practitioner/teacher from Denmark to teach a master furniture studio here at the UW during the spring term. The College has received funding to help cover the costs of a student/faculty trip to Copenhagen in conjunction with the studio to explore the history of Danish Furniture design and meet with the distinguished practitioner. Please contact Kimo Griggs (kimog@uw.edu) for more information.