Carnegie Mellon University

Jonathan Kline

Jonathan Kline (A 1998)

Associate Studio Professor
Research Associate, Remaking Cities Institute

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Jonathan Kline is an Associate Studio Professor and principal and founder of Studio for Spatial Practice. Through over a decade of teaching and research at Carnegie Mellon University, Jonathan has explored the future of cities with a generation of students. Since 2002 Jonathan has taught upper-level undergraduate urban design studios, building on the public interest legacy of David Lewis who initiated urban design education at Carnegie Mellon in the 1960s. Jonathan is a core faculty member in the Master of Urban Design program and helped shape its curriculum and launch the program. In recent years Jonathan’s studio teaching has focused on growing global cities through graduate and undergraduate urban design studios that have traveled to the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He has also taught second-year design studio, undergraduate thesis and seminars in urban design theory. Kline has also worked on research projects at the Remaking Cities Institute and the Studio for Creative Inquiry.


Jonathan Kline is an urban designer whose work focuses on advancing the form and culture of cities. Jonathan's work ranges from guiding the creation of mixed-use developments integrated with transit, to planning for complex urban neighborhoods, to imaging how to transform urban mobility.