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Architectural firm executive , design educator

Jan Gehl, Danish design educator, architectural firm executive. Recipient National award Town Planning, Australian Planning Institute, 2003, 2006. Fellow: Royal Institute British Architecture; member: Danish Architects Association.

Background

Gehl, Jan was born on September 17, 1936 in Ronne, Denmark. Son of Poul and Inger Gehl.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1960. Master of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1960. Doctor of Letters, Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 1992.

Career

Lecturer urban design Royal Danish Academy Fine Arts, School Architecture, 1966—1976, senior lecturer urban design, 1976—2003, professor urban design, 2003—2006. Founding partner Gehl Architect-Urban Quality Consultant, since 2000.

Works

  • book

    • New City Life

      (This book describes the major changes that have taken pla...)

    • New City Life

      (This book describes the major changes that have taken pla...)

  • Other Work

    • Author: Life Between Buildings (15 languages, 6 versions), 1971—2007, New City Spaces, 2001, New City Life, 2006.

Membership

Fellow: Royal Institute British Architecture. Member: Danish Architects Association.

Connections

Married Ingrid Mundt, August 5, 1961. Children: Julie, Thora, Jakob.

father:
Poul Gehl

mother:
Inger Gehl

spouse:
Ingrid Mundt

children:
Julie Gehl

Thora Gehl

Jakob Gehl