Save the Date: UBC SALA Open House

Save the date! The University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture (SALA) open house showcases our graduate and undergraduate programs, including the new Bachelor of Design. More details to follow shortly.

SFU Next-Generation Transportation Webinar: Free Roaming and Walkability

Enhancing urban design, cities and spaces for wellness and well-being

Dr. William Bird is a renown medical physician and urbanist that believes prevention and wellness should be practiced at a city scale. William has always been fascinated with the connection between the health of humans and their environment. As a pioneer in leading innovative programs and practices, Dr. Bird’s work has transformed millions of people’s lives around the globe. William has been named as in the top 100 for making Great Britain a happier place and is an MBE- Member of the British Empire awarded from the Queen for his work connecting health and physical activity.

William has been exploring the disconnect between physical activity and urban design and is addressing the alarming increase of sedentary children and adults who no longer “roam” nature and their neighbourhoods as their parents did. This disconnect has produced significant impacts on the mental and physical health of children and adults, and William has been championing the importance of supportive urban design to reclaim health, well being, and social cohesion through enhanced walkability.

In this webinar William will outline what cities and spaces need to do heal urban design and ourselves, and outline his innovative intervention that has engaged nearly 40 per cent of city populations to sustain walking as a way to be active and sociable, contributing to happier, healthier lives, cities, and spaces.

Free webinar, but reservations required. Reserve on Eventbrite.

UBC SCARP Lunchtime Dialogue Series – Indigenous Principles of Design

Join Ouri Scott, a UBC SALA alumni and Project Architect at Urban Arts Architecture, for a riveting discussion on indigenous princples of design as part of SCARP’s Lunchtime Dialogue Series. Ouri is Tlicho Dene originally from the Northwest Territories. She lives and works in Vancouver and thanks the Musqueam/xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Squamish/Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh/Sel̓íl̓witulh for allowing her to live as a guest on their territories.

Ouri is driven to resolve preva­lent, yet often un-addressed design issues that face indigenous people. As a designer, she looks to develop a modern design language to react and respond to contemporary First Nations cul­ture. She is passionate about sustainable architecture, and sees it as honoring her role as a steward of the land.

Her recent work includes an award-winning concept for a net-zero, mixed-use development in Seattle that incorporates renewable energy strategies and intensive vertical farming.

Ouri is an active member of the RAIC Indigenous Task. She has spoken at conferences and community events in Canada and New Zealand on indigenous design and sustainable infrastructure development.

For Lunchtime Dialogues at West Mall Annex, light refreshments will be provided; however, you are more than welcome to bring your own lunch.

OPEN HOUSE: Hastings-Kiwassa Urban Design Guidelines

Come out to one of two public open houses to learn about proposed guidelines for the Hastings-Kiwassa area.  This City of Vancouver is  developing urban design guidelines that will influence how new buildings along East Hastings Street and Kiwassa will look. The guidelines will address:

  • Building shape
  • Architectural features
  • Heritage compatibility
  • Local-serving retail
  • Triangular flatiron sites

Arrive at the start time for a brief staff presentation and discussion.

OPEN HOUSE: Hastings-Kiwassa Urban Design Guidelines

Come out to one of two public open houses to learn about proposed guidelines for the Hastings-Kiwassa area.  The City of Vancouver is  developing urban design guidelines that will influence how new buildings along East Hastings Street and Kiwassa will look. The guidelines will address:

  • Building shape
  • Architectural features
  • Heritage compatibility
  • Local-serving retail
  • Triangular flatiron sites

Arrive at the start time for a brief staff presentation and discussion.