Built City @MOV: “Reinvest” with Mark Shieh & Teresa Coady—January 17, 2013


Date: January 17, 2013
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $12 | MOV Members Free | RAIC Members & Students $10
*includes admission to Object(ing): The Art & Design of Tobias Wong
*RAIC members eligible for 2 Core LUs

TICKETS: http://builtcityjan17.eventbrite.com/


Part 3 of MOV’s “Built City” lecture series with Architecture Canada explores the “3 Rs of City Building, and Vancouver’s Urban Evolution. This three part series invites city thinkers from all disciplines and areas of interest to make connections between community, policy & governance, to the ideals and economics of architectural theory and practice.



The success or failure of innovation and transformation within the world’s cities lies at the heart of our collective future.  In Vancouver, this task requires open-minded ways of looking at how to balance existing infrastructure, sustainability imperatives, and rapid growth.  Join Mark Shieh and Teresa Coady in Part 3 of the Built City lecture series, as we talk about opportunities and challenges in the pursuit of a Vancouver that is “green” as well as “local”, a wold-class innovator in sustainable design, and draws on the local capital of our consumers, policymakers, designers, and entrepreneurs.



Mark Shieh is the developer behind the newly renovated River Market and fast-growing business community in New Westminster. Mark is passionately curious about people and places. Starting out as a Disney Imagineer, he helped develop new theme park experiences and indulged a childhood dream to be a Disney character. Later, he was the Director of User Research at ECCO Design in New York, bringing ethnographic observation into design practice. A desire to dig deeper into city building brought Mark back to Vancouver.

Mark has a BS in Engineering and an MS in Engineering Management, both from Stanford University. He is a Mayfield Fellow with Stanford Technology Ventures Program.


Teresa Coady is a Founding Partner of B+H BuntingCoady Architects and recognized as an innovator in sustainable and energy-efficient design. She is responsible for pioneering the Integrated Design Process, which involves the client in all aspects of design and construction. Her vision to create Living, Breathing Buildings™ is behind the firm’s development of such landmark projects as the award-winning University of British Columbia Life Sciences Centre, the NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, the Vancouver Port Authority Head Office, and the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Cloverdale Campus.

Under Teresa’s leadership, B+H BuntingCoady Architects won over 50 awards for design quality and building performance, including the BOMA Earth Award on 4 separate occasions. Teresa also acted as an advisor to the British Columbia Energy Code and the National Energy Code. Teresa currently works with iiSBE and UNEP-SBCI.  She is a LEED Fellow and a Fellow of the RAIC.