2008 PSPL – Downtown Seattle

The 2008 Public Spaces Public Life interdisciplinary studio studied and designed public space in Seattle’s South Downtown, with the goal of creating a vital, artful, and ecologically healthy public realm.  The studio used data that students working for UW’s Green Futures Lab collected for Gehl Architect’s Downtown Public Space Public Life project. As part of their studio work, students developed proposals for ferry and train transit hubs, public parks and plazas, and streets and alleys in Pioneer Square. Following the studio, Gehl Architects used the students’ ideas in their final report for the City of Seattle, and several of the students’ proposals have been used to stimulate city-wide attention to retrofitting our alleys as public pedestrian spaces.


Final Studio Publication    |    2008 Studio Resources