from the latin ludere,

translation "I play"


Studio Ludo is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 2015 whose mission is building better play through research, design, and advocacy. Our team has almost 20 years of design experience and is trained in playground safety and risk benefit assessment.

Our work is focused in three areas. We initiate, collect, and publish research on the impacts of play environments on physical activity and social behaviors in children and caregivers. We offer design assistance and safety/risk guidance to help craft remarkable places to play. We advocate at conferences, through social media, and with our “State of Play” events for better play for all ages.

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to play; that play can happen anywhere; and that behind every good design decision should be even better science.