Urban Design Foundations StudioSemester Course

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

Note for Spring 2021: Your two course-integrated Study Tours will take place in Denmark.

This studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the field of urban design, and develop your creative design skills in a studio setting. Design projects are the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills. You work in physical and digital media to construct spatial models and further your graphic and verbal communication skills in conveying abstract spatial concepts. Studios are taught vertically, combining students of different levels. Expectations relate to you as an individual student.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Urban Studies


Michela Nota

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.S.c Landscape Architect, Genova University (2013). Consultant, Landscape Architecture studios in Italy. Created an organization based on redevelopment of abandoned landscape and environmental education (META). Intern at Jac Studios, consultant at the urban design firm CITITEK. Now she is co-founder of COurban design collective. With an interest in co-creation, data collection and data analysis Michela is committed to applying human scale approaches to the physical design of urban spaces. With DIS since 2016.

Joshua Morrison

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Josh Morrison is a landscape architect and urban designer educated at the Massachussets Institute of Technology School of Architecture (MCP) and the University of Copenhagen (MLA, ongoing). He did his undergraduate studies at Brown University and RISD. He is currently managing director at Fundament Design and previously worked for the World Bank, MIT, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Gehl Architects. He specializes in the design of communities and public spaces, with a particular interest in how built form affects social interaction and quality of life. With DIS since 2016.