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  • Please join us for the sixth installment in The Faculty of Environmental Design’s Design Matters 2015-2016 Lecture Series.


    Frequent collaborators Ellie Abrons (EADO) and Adam Fure (SIFT Studio) will discuss in this lecture how they pursue the design of things through form and aesthetics. Working at a range of scales and mediums, they construct colorful, textured, and reflective objects that contain complex relations of inner and outer profile. Architectural concerns derive from the careful positioning of objects in relation to one another, their audience, and the spaces in which they reside. This produces a range of spatial relations that confuse conventional binaries of inside/outside, subject/object, and alive/dead, with the aim of expanding our sense of place within constantly changing environments.

  • Bev Sandalack, associate dean and co-director of the Urban Lab, breaks down how neighborhood design influences walkability, and how Calgary's development models are changing to make communities healthier and more vibrant. 

  • Please join us for the fourth installment in The Faculty of Environmental Design’s Design Matters 2015-2016 Lecture Series

    Christopher Sharples is a founding partner of SHoP Architects. Since 1996, SHoP has modeled a new way forward with their unconventional approach to design. At the heart of the firm’s method is a willingness to question accepted patterns of practice where necessary, beyond the architect’s traditional roles. Years ago they set out to prove that intelligent, evocative architecture can be made in the real world, with real world constraints. Join Sharples as he presents compelling arguments through his own projects including the Barclays Center, East River Waterfront and Uber Headquarters.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm