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Code Studio was founded to focus on quality place-making strategies - moving plans from imagination to implementation in communities across the country.


Charlottesville , Virginia

West Main Street Form-Based Code

Working from a plan prepared by Rhodeside & Harwell, Nelson\Nygaard and Bushman Dreyfus Architects, Code Studio prepared a draft form-based code for West Main Street. The project area extends from the University of Virginia towards the downtown area, and includes a combination of historic urban fabric and new construction (mostly related to the University). Learn more »

VDOT Urban Development Areas, Virginia

Urban Development Area Codes

Code Studio worked with Rhodeside & Harwell to prepare plans and revisions to zoning and subdivision codes to implement the state of Virginia’s mandate to plan and code for urban development areas. Learn more »

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Oceanfront Form-Based Code

Code Studio worked with Urban Design Associates to refine a Sasaki master plan and code the results for three miles of beachfront in the resort area. Learn more »