Videos from the 2016 UBC Urban Design Forum

On March 10 and 11, 2016, the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) and The School of Community and Regional... Read More

Kengo Kuma Speaks

As the third in the Gesamtkunstwerk lecture series produced by Westbank, and with the support of the UBC School of Architecture and... Read More

Vancouver’s “Familiar” Housing Styles: 1950s on

During the mid-century decades in Vancouver home building increased as higher levels of immigration created a need for housing... Read More

Towers in Communities: How High is Too High?

My Vancouver eastside neighbourhood of Commercial Drive was featured in the media recently for opposing another “high-rise” tower... Read More

Book Review—Draw It: Tools, Techniques, and Methods

Author: Lynn Craig with Cary Perkins (ORO Editions, 2015) Draw It: Tools, Techniques, and Methods teaches the user how to draw... Read More

Vancouver Neighbourhood Population Change, 1971-2006

Cities are constantly transforming. Although we often focus on the most visible signs of change—new buildings and reconstructed public... Read More

Events—Shaping Vancouver 2016: Our Neighbourhoods, Conversation 1, April 13th

What’s a Neighbourhood? Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (SFU Woodward’s 149 West... Read More

Re-Imagining Urban Form & Policy – The (Im)possibility of Design

On March 10 and 11, the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) and The School of Community and Regional Planning... Read More

Early Vancouver Tourism: A Natural Industry

Tourism has been a big part of Vancouver’s story since early into its history. Long known as a ‘distinctive destination’, many of the... Read More

Good Intent and Design Fail in Chinatown

Inserting new structures into older urban environments can be tricky. The rhythm of the street and its storefronts, sidewalk width... Read More