Design Matters is a thought provoking lecture series, organized by the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS), that brings to Calgary a range of important speakers who will explore design in our contemporary culture. Lectures are delivered from September to April, and feature provocative speakers who examine issues in architecture, urban design, product design, and landscape ecology. The series challenges the University community and the public to broaden their thinking on a myriad of issues related to design. Design Matters is also an opportunity to engage with interested citizens, students, public officials, urban planners, designers, architects and many others. Design Matters engages people who want to learn, understand and address design issues affecting our community.
EVDS is committed to providing an outstanding experience to its students both inside and outside the classroom. The partnerships EVDS shares with community leaders and companies are a key aspect and contribution to our students’ educational experience. The relationships we have within the community are a critical element of ensuring the education EVDS provides is relevant, meaningful and innovative. Through the Design Matters Series, we make this happen.
All lectures start at 6:00 p.m. There is a $10 entrance fee for non-students. Students are free.
Lectures will be held at the University of Calgary's Downtown Campus (906 8 Street SW) OR the Engineered Air Theatre at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts (205 8 Avenue SE).
Registered architects may receive continuing education credits from the Alberta Association of Architects by providing their name and registration number on the sign-in sheet at each Design Matters lecture.
|September 24, 2014||Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris||UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs||Downtown Campus|
|October 15, 2014||Mary McLeod||Columbia University||Downtown Campus|
|November 12, 2014||Bryce Miranda||DTAH||Epcor Centre|
|December 11, 2014||Bruce Kuwabara||KPMB Architects||Epcor Centre|
|January 7, 2015||Somerville Lectureship||TBD||Epcor Centre|
|February 4, 2015||Sujit Nair||SDeG Architects||Downtown Campus|
|February 18, 2015||Mariana Ibañez & Simon Kim||IK Studio||Downtown Campus|
|March 11, 2015||Martin Arfalk||Mandaworks||Downtown Campus|
|March 25, 2015||Ma Yansong||MAD Architects||Downtown Campus|
The 2014-2015 Design Matters lecture series is sponsored by Gibbs Gage Architects.
Annually, the series is made possible through our valuable partnerships with sponsors who share our aspirations. Sponsorship of the series presents a wonderful opportunity for companies to not only heighten their profile in the community, but also to engage with talented EVDS students who may be future employees.
If you are interested in partnering with EVDS for the Design Matters series, contact the Community Relations Coordinator.
Gibbs Gage Architects is one of the largest architectural firms in Western Canada offering professional services in architecture, interior design, urban design. From their home base in Calgary, Gibbs Gage provides sustainable design excellence and superior technical solutions in all project sectors in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.