To provide funding for The University of Washington-College of Built Environments to work with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and with Gehl Architects to develop a Copenhagen, Denmark based, multi-disciplinary, two-week, travel study program. The study group will include thirty(30) University of Washington students, six(6) Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Danish students, and two(2) University of Washington professors.
Students will gain first-hand knowledge of the methods of Gehl Architects, and especially an opportunity to experience and study the vital spaces that the firm has advanced in Copenhagen so that they can apply this knowledge to their design work in the studio and in their future careers. One week will focus on Gehl's work and influence, while the second week will encompass other examples of sustainable design in Denmark and the Oresund region.
The travel study program is a preparatory experience to the Fall quarter Scan|Design Foundation
Master Studio in which all the students will be enrolled.
To provide funding for The University of Washington - College of Built Environments to develop a multi-disciplinary Master Studio with Gehl Architects, in which landscape architecture, urban design, and architecture students will develop design ideas for a pedestrian-oriented downtown Seattle. A Gehl Architect's project manager will interact with the class for two separate weeks during the term, providing guidance on the projects.
Intern Exchange Program
To provide funding for The University of Washington - College of Built Environments to develop an intern exchange program with The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
Two(2) University of Washington students will work as interns with Gehl Architects in Seattle on a Seattle Department of Transportation contract during the Spring and Summer of 2008. In the Fall, they will travel to Copenhagen for twelve (12) weeks and work with Gehl Architects as they summarize their findings and develop their recommendations.
The University of Washington working with several Seattle based Architecture firms will develop and establish positions for Danish interns during 2008. The first student exchange will begin in 2009.