Better civic spaces
through technology

We design innovative tools for place-based projects.

About Us

Fluxscape is a boutique design studio owned & operated by Andrea Hansen. Based in Boston, we specialize in creating interactive web experiences.

About Us

We create digital tools for physical places to promote sustainability and smart growth in cities.

Our Expertise

Our expertise combines deep knowledge of both cities and technology. With experience in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, graphic design, education, and web development, we are able to understand and cater to the unique challenges facing urban design projects for both public sector and private sector clients.

Our History

After dabbling as a freelance graphic designer since 2004, Andrea Hansen moved to Boston in 2010 to teach at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where Fluxscape began as a research and communications-focused design consultancy. Since then, we've worked with numerous cities, universities, and design practices to tell compelling data stories about urban space.

How We Work

Fluxscape is a modular studio. What does that mean? We have the ability to scale our team up or down depending on a project's scope of work, thanks to our great network of creative partners including graphic designers, researchers, and programmers. We also love to work collaboratively, and embrace team projects whenever possible!

Our Values

Our projects tell data-driven stories about people and the places they live, work, and play. To accomplish this, every project starts with three things: people, places, and data.

"A system is a big black box, of which we can't unlock the locks. And all we can find out about, is what goes in and what comes out."

– Kenneth Boulding

Case Studies

The following case studies provide great examples of the wide range of projects we do. Whether data visualization, web development, or exhibition design, each of these projects tells its own story about physical space through data and design.

Our Services

How can we help you? Take a look at our specialties below.

Web Development

Websites and applications that work across devices to help promote and visualize your project.

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Maps & Decision Tools

Static and interactive maps, plus visual decision tools to help you make sense of your data.

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Data Visualization

Clear and compelling data visualizations and infographics, whether a simple set of diagrams or an immersive interactive graphic.

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Community Participation

Novel strategies for engaging and informing citizens, using web, telephone, social media, SMS, and in-person workshops.

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Branding & Social Media

Marketing and social media strategies for your firm or your project, including graphic design and content creation.

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Training & Ideation

Customized ideation and brainstorming workshops, as well as courses and tutorials on a variety of design software and workflows.

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About Andrea Hansen

Fluxscape is led by Principal & Creative Director Andrea Hansen, an optimistic urbanist and data-visualization devotee whose passion for cities began when she lived in Abu Dhabi as a child. In addition to running Fluxscape, Andrea teaches and lectures widely, most recently at the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 2010-2015 where she was a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture and the inaugural Daniel Urban Kiley Fellow. She has also taught at California College of the Arts, Northeastern University, and Louisiana State University, where she was the 2013-2014 Marie Bickham Visiting Chair in Landscape Architecture.

In 2014, Andrea was a Code for America Fellow, where she worked on innovative web-based mapping and infrastructure projects with the City of Atlanta. In 2012, Andrea was chosen as one of Next City’s Vanguard class, a “40 under 40” selection of young leaders working on urban issues. Andrea holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the recipient of several awards including the George Madden Boughton Prize, the Warren P. Laird Award, the William M. Mehlhorn Scholarship, and the Van Alen Traveling Fellowship. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

Our Clients

Our clients include non-profits, design firms, educational institutions, and local governments, and we're lucky to work with some of the most prominent thought leaders in the areas of civic innovation, smart growth, and sustainable urbanism.

Walt Disney Imagineering
University of California at Irvine
University of California
SWA Group
Louisiana State University
Landworks Studio, Inc.
Philadelphia Land Bank
Knight Cities Challenge
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Enterprise Community Partners
City Parks Association of Philadelphia
Code for America
Ball State University
City of Atlanta

News & Updates

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+1 (650) 248-1863

Office Location

637 E 1st Street Unit 302, Boston, MA 02127


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