University of Calgary


EVDS' Newest PhD sheds light on urban expansion in Tulkarem, Palestine


PhD graduate Maha AbuHafeetha celebrated her graduation at the November convocation ceremony. This past July, Maha successfully defended her dissertation, The Impacts of Urbanization on Agricultural Sustainability in Palestine after the Construction of the Separation Wall, under the supervision of Dr. Noel Keough.

Landscape as infrastructure: rethinking urban resources


The Design Matters lecture series challenges the community to broaden its thinking on a number of design-related issues. This month, the series welcomes DTAH’s Bryce Miranda for a lecture held at a special location: the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts.

Alumna named to Avenue Magazine's annual Top 40 under 40 list


Kate Thompson is leading the team that is responsible for the development of the entire East Village project, helping to turn this inner-city spot with lots of potential into a vibrant new neighbourhood.

EVDS Students travel to Dublin for 'Global Green' Workshop


Five students from EVDS – four current and one graduate – participated in the annual Meeting of Design Students (MEDS) international design workshop in Dublin, Ireland this past summer.

Planning student named Canada West field hockey player of the year


The season didn't exactly go the way they had hoped it would, but there was a positive on the final day of the 2014 campaign for the Dinos field hockey team as goalkeeper Alicia Frisch was named the Canada West player of the year.

In Calgary, old-style infills are out and row housing is in


Step aside, humble duplex: the next wave of infill housing is side-by-side-by-side units. EVDS Alumnus Stephen Barnecut is the architect of Parcside Townhomes at 3802, 16th Street S.W. Calgary city council is passing new rules to allow more of this sort of development, as a middle ground between side-by-side duplexes and apartment blocks.

EVDS students merge design and tradition


When Calgary's Beth Tzedec Conservative Congregation gathered this week to mark the start of their Sukkot holiday celebrations, the moment held extra significance for five Master of Architecture students and their professor.

Design Matters: Le Corbusier, the New Woman, Domestic Reform


This month, EVDS welcomes architectural historian Dr. Mary McLeod for a public lecture as part of the Design Matters lecture series: “Le Corbusier, the New Woman, Domestic Reform”. McLeod will be on campus Oct. 15-18 as the Gillmor Visiting Lecturer.

Tom Keenan: The person behind you is stealing your PIN number


Infrared cameras are moving from the domain of house inspectors and border guards into the hands of the general public. For $350 you can now buy one at the Apple Store. Like most technologies, we haven't fully considered the implications. But the bad guys have. They're already snapping pictures of pin pads to steal your PIN number.

Renowned conservation architect John Sanday to speak at EVDs


John Sanday, one of the leading architectural conservators in Asia, will be at the Faculty of Environmental Design on Thursday, Oct. 2 for a presentation about his work conserving and restoring the Banteay Chhmar Temple in Cambodia.