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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.


Nashville, Tennessee

Downtown Sign Code

Code Studio worked with Nashville to develop a sign code for the new form-based districts in the Downtown Code. At the time of adoption of the new form districts, the sign code became a contentious issue, and the City determined it would handled separately following adoption of the districts. Learn more »

Dallas, Texas

Mixed Use and TOD Districts

In June 2006, Dallas adopted forwardDallas!, the City’s first community-wide comprehensive plan. As a direct implementation step, Code Studio was hired to prepare a set of mixed use, form-driven zoning districts. 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 »