Laura Kozak is a designer, project coordinator and camping enthusiast. Her ongoing interest in the collaborative design of the urban environment informs her teaching and research practice. She has a BFA from Emily Carr, a graduate degree in architecture from UBC and maintains an independent design practice.

Book Review From the Stacks: Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

To Jane Jacob’s three traditional urban values of civic space, human scale and diversity, the current environmental imperative adds... Read More

Book Review: Now I Sit Me Down

Author: Witold Rybczynski (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016) Following in the lineage of his acclaimed works Home: A Short History of... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – The Skytrain Explorer: Heritage Walks From Every Station

John Atkin (Steller Press Ltd., 2005) Everything is walking distance if you have the time. -Steven Wright, Comedian and Actor This is... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places

Author: David Gibson (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009) Navigation is a sophisticated and complex practice, but also one that we... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – Urban Future Manifestos

Editors: Peter Noever and Kimberli Meyer (Hatje Cantz, 2010) Urban Future Manifestos, produced by the MAK Urban Futures Initiative, is... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks: Proceed and Be Bold

Author: Andrea Oppenheimer Dean (Princeton Architectural Press – 2005) Proceed and Be Bold checks in on Rural Studio under the... Read More

Book Review From the Stacks – Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature

Author: Douglas Farr (Wiley, 2008) Written by Douglas Farr, the Core Committee Chair of the US Green Building Council’s relatively new... Read More

Participate: Design with User-Generated Content

Participatory design requires user content for completion. Rather than deliver clean, finished products to a passive audience... Read More

Geometry of Design

Author: Kim Elam (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011) “The purpose of Geometry of Design is not to quantify aesthetics through... Read More

Ping Pong Party and Opening | 222 East Georgia

This week, 221A Artist Run Centre is pleased to open the doors of a 7000 square foot facility located at 222 E. Georgia St. that... Read More