Architecture Design StudioSemester Course

Architecture & Design
Week-Long Study Tour
Germany and/or Netherlands or Finland and/or Sweden
Core Course Week Study Tour
Denmark or Berlin (Full-Year Students Only)
Major Discipline(s)
Architecture, Design
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

In this studio you engage in an exploration of Danish and Scandinavian design practice through challenging assignments addressing real sites and issues in and around Copenhagen. Studio groups combine students of different levels and backgrounds. This course is taught vertically, and expectations relate to you as an individual student.


Marie-Louise Holst

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect MAA (Aarhus School of Architecture, 2003). Employment as design tutor and lecturer University of Sydney, Australia (2005-2007) and University of Technology, Sydney (2008-2012). Employment at Johnson Pilton Walker, Sydney (2003-2004), Richard Goodwin Studio, Sydney (2004-2006), 3xN, Copenhagen (2006-2007), Neeson Murcutt Architects, Sydney (2007-2010), Force4, Copenhagen (2010-2011) and EFFEKT, Copenhagen (2013-present). With DIS Since 2014.

Jacob Nørløv

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect. Previously employed at Foster and Partners, where designed and tendered for Swiss-Re House, 1998-2001. Previously employed at Henning Larsen Architects, where designed and tendered for the Opera House in Copenhagen, 2001-2004. Own office since 2010 working with research and architecture. Teacher of Architectural Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark since 2011. Guest critique at DIS since 2011. With DIS since 2013.

Heitor Garcia Lantarón

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Department of Architectural Design, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, 2016). Architect. Doctoral Thesis: Danish Examples of Housing for the Elderly. Academic and professional interests focused on housing challenges related to the ageing process and addressing challenges to enhance the domestic space quality for any age and (dis)ability. Previously employed at Nieto Sobejano Archietcts, 2008-2009, and Herzog & de Meuron, 2006-2008. With DIS since 2017.

Cecilia Nilsson

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect MAA (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, 1985). AART Architects (2019-2022), CCO Architects (2011-2018), SCAN Architects, Own Office (2003-2010), KHRAS Architects (1999-2003), Henning Larsen Architects (1994-1998), Vilhelm Wohlert Architects (1988-1993), PLS Architects, Interior design, (1987), Dissing and Weitling Architects (1985-1986). Worked as project manager in Building Design. With DIS (2003-2012) Architectural Studio, Visual Journal, Watercolor, Urban Journal, Adjunct Professor at Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, School of Architecture (1999-2000, 2004-2006). With DIS since 2022.