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John Brown, an architecture professor and associate dean of research in the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS), co-presented an interim report  on the Age-in-Place Laneway House Pilot Project to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development at the Calgary City Council on October 17.

The Faculty of Environmental Design would like to acknowledge the passing of Bing Thom, one of Canada’s leading architects and a donor to the University of Calgary.  Last year, the firm of this great Canadian architect donated their papers to the University’s Canadian Architectural Archives. This collection is invaluable to our students of design who will have the opportunity in years to come to see, touch and better understand the legacy of this innovative architectural thinker and maker.

In a recent ceremony in Rideau Hall, Jeremy Sturgess, adjunct professor with the Faculty of Environmental Design and Dean’s Circle member accepted the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture which recognized outstanding achievement for his work of the Glacier Skywalk in Jasper, AB.

Branko Kolarevic, Professor, was elected future President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). His 4-year term of service on the ACSA Board of Directors started on July 1, 2016, first as 2nd Vice President, then as First Vice President/President-Elect, and as President in 2018/2019.

The first time he visited Calgary, there wasn’t much going on in terms of architecture.

A speculative architect, Liam Young's presentation will take us on a joyride into a smart city of future in a driverless taxi. The talk will be an audio-visual expedition to a city found somewhere between the present and the predicted, the real and the imagined, stitched together from fragments of real landscapes and designed urban fictions.

Jason Johnson, Associate Professor of Architecture, was invited to teach a workshop in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India on computational techniques for built projects at a conference that was attended by 350 architects on September 17.

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Graduate students from the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) had a notable showing at a major global research congress in June 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal.  Four students, together with Dr. Brian R. Sinclair, traveled to Lisbon to deliver presentations at “Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges”, the 10th International Conference of the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC). 

Congratulations to our Architecture students, Cody Jew, Dan Syzmanski, Winston Yuen and Ivan Au, for winning the Emerging Young Architecture and Planning Program Design and Build Competition, organized by URB PRK and sponsored by Café Mosaics in Edmonton! Their urban space build project, the Barn(E), was unveiled on July 3 on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton and will remain in place until the end of August.