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Design Matters Lecture Series

Design Matters is a thought provoking lecture series, presented by the Faculty of Environmental Design, 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, planning, environmental 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. 

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

EVDS is committed to providing an outstanding learning 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 events are free for students.

Registered architects may earn 1.5 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.


2016-2017 SPEAKER SERIES - Click on the speaker name to see more details and register!

Download the series POSTER (PDF, 5.6 MB)

Date & Time

Speaker

Location

Sept. 29
Thursday
6:00 p.m.

Tod Williams

Interior Matters

Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
(434 Collegiate Boulevard NW, University of Calgary main campus)
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Oct. 12
Wednesday
6:00 p.m.

Liam Young

Hello, City!

University of Calgary Downtown Campus
(906 8 Ave. SW)
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Nov. 2
Wednesday
6:00 p.m.

Mark Johnson

The Making of Urban Landscapes: for People and the Earth

University of Calgary Downtown Campus
(906 8 Ave. SW)
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Dec. 7
Wednesday
6:00 p.m.

Neeraj Bhatia

Choreographing the Territory

University of Calgary Downtown Campus
(906 8 Ave. SW)
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Jan. 4
Wednesday
6:00 p.m.

Mauricio Pezo & Sofía von Ellrichshausen

Private Project

Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (To be confirmed)
(434 Collegiate Boulevard NW, University of Calgary main campus)
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Feb. 22
Wednesday
6:00 p.m.

Tom Verebes

Presentation title - to be announced

University of Calgary Downtown Campus
(906 8 Ave. SW)
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March 8
Wednesday
6:00 p.m.

Jan Knippers

Presentation title - to be announced

University of Calgary Downtown Campus
(906 8 Ave. SW)
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April 12 Wednesday
6:00 p.m.

Vishaan Chakrabarti

Designing the Public Metropolis

University of Calgary Downtown Campus
(906 8 Ave. SW)
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SPONSORSHIP

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.

2016-2017 Sponsors - THANK YOU

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in partnering with EVDS for the Design Matters series, contact the Director of Development.