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Nathan Tremblay, EVDS's workshop supervisor, received Excellence in Administrative Support Award (Support Staff) from the Graduate Student Association at the annual awards gala on April 6. Congratulations to Nathan, and thank you for serving our graduate students! Read more on UToday.

Distinguished alum part of the Chancellor Cuthbertson Student Lecture Series.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi came to office promising to do city planning and design differently, and he reinforced his desire to push the envelope while addressing a classroom full of students and professors from the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) on March 31.

Getachew Assefa is the Athena Chair in Life Cycle Assessment and an associate professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design. Getachew worked with his student Chelsea Ambler and the University of Calgary Facilities Development team to investigate and compare the potential life cycle environmental impacts of different scenarios for redevelopment of the MacKimmie Library Tower. Scenarios included demolition and new construction versus selective deconstruction and renewal of the tower.

Please join us for this final installment of the 2016-17 Design Matters Lecture Series with a renowned architect and urban planner, Vishaan Chakrabarti.

On February 23, 2017, two EVDS MArch alumni were honoured at the 64th Progressive Architecture Awards, which recognized 12 forward-thinking groups of practitioners that seek to promote progress and innovation in the field of architecture.

Graduate students, faculty and alumni at the Faculty of Environmental Design will present a wide range of research topics on improving public space and the environment — from how streets can improve our mental health, to accommodating solar panels on the sides of apartment buildings — at the 2017 Faculty of Environmental Design Research Conference, March 30.

Tracy Beauregard, manager of faculty operations, administration and facilities in the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) was a winner of a 2016 U Make a Difference award, and knows that creating a positive work environment and community takes time — but it's worth it.

The students at the Faculty of Environmental Design invite you to the 2017 Year End Show, April 22 - 23, in the recently renovated St. Louis Hotel in downtown Calgary. 

The Year End Show (YES) is an annual event that provides graduating students of the Master of Architecture and Master of Planning the opportunity to showcase their work. This year’s projects include intensive senior research studios, theoretically based elective courses and inspired directed studies.

What would a colony on Mars look like? What would be the important design considerations? How do you make it livable, not just functional, for humans? These are the intriguing challenges being explored in a new studio course. When men and women begin making the long journey to Mars, how will those who go live on or below the surface of the red planet?

Read more on UToday.

Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand welcomes a new Alumni Advisory Council to the Faculty of Environmental Design that will provide counsel and lead alumni initiatives and services for the faculty. Read more about the council here.