Helle Søholt Joins ATÖLYE’s Board of Directors


09 May 2024

We are excited to announce our most recent addition to the ATÖLYE Board of Directors: Helle Søholt, Founding Partner and CEO of Gehl.

As the co-founder of Gehl, Helle has guided the company to international acclaim in the field of urban design and urban development. Under her strategic and visionary leadership, Gehl has earned numerous awards and recognition for their impactful work in creating livable, sustainable cities worldwide. Her extensive expertise and strategic insight into urban analysis, visioning, and design have shaped cities like Copenhagen, Vancouver, New York, and São Paulo.We believe Helle’s passion for building healthy urban environments, combined with her exceptional strategic acumen, will bring invaluable insights to our organization as we continue expanding our community-powered impact in the Middle East and Europe.

Welcome again Helle!

About Helle:

Helle Søholt is a trailblazer in urban design and development. She earned her architectural training at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and the University of Washington in Seattle, then completed a Master of Management Development at Copenhagen Business School.Helle co-founded Gehl with Professor Jan Gehl in 2000, and her leadership has been instrumental in creating an impressive body of work that prioritizes urban quality, livability, and mobility. She is a sought-after speaker at international conferences and serves on numerous competition juries across Europe. Her dedication to human-scale design, compact urban form, and inclusive mobility makes her an influential advocate for healthier urban living.Beyond her role at Gehl, Helle is known for her collaborative approach, nurturing the next generation of urban thought leaders while serving as an advisor to innovative cities worldwide.