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Thursday, March 10, 2016
7:00 PM
Professional Faculties Building
Room 2160

About the Presentation

Alice Grégoire, architect from OMA/AMO in Rotterdam, joins EVDS to present recent exhibition projects; from staging classical art to contemporary research, curation and scenography design for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014. She will also introduce the work of her collective COOKIES on design at the digital age.

About the Lecturer

Thursday, March 3, 2016
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Professional Faculties 2160

While Louis Sullivan may have given the skyscraper artistic breath, it was William Le Baron Jenney who conceived the skyscraper format from its birth. A true Renaissance Man, Jenney was an architect, an engineer, and a landscape architect. His world travels brought him to study architecture informally, yet he studied architecture academically in France.

Conversation in Calgary may be full of anxiety right now, with low oil prices and the recession seeming to halt growth across the city. There is, however, one notable exception.

In Calgary’s booming East Village, construction cranes cover the skyline, and more than 50 companies are creating a new concept of a designed neighbourhood under the auspices of the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC).

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
7:00 PM
Professional Faculties Building
Room 2160

Dinner generously provided by friend of Environmental Design, Joanne Cuthbertson

 

About the Presentation

Tang Lee has covered a lot of territory over his 40-year career in sustainability, from energy conservation to harnessing solar power to his latest pursuit: developing technologies to help clean the air in China. 

Overall, Lee, a professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design, has seen a lot of progress and is particularly pleased to see solar energy take off.

Outside, Inside, and Between Things

Wednesday, February 17th
6:00 p.m. Lecture
7:30 p.m. Reception
University of Calgary Downtown Campus (Event Centre) - 906 – 8 Ave S
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Bev Sandalack, associate dean and co-director of the Urban Lab, breaks down how neighborhood design influences walkability and how Calgary's development models are changing to make communities healthier and more vibrant. 

Read more in Metro

SHoP: Out of Practice

Wednesday, January 6th
6:00 PM Lecture

University of Calgary Downtown Campus (Event Centre) - 906 – 8 Ave SW

Admission is free for students, $10 for non-students. Public welcome.

Please join us for the fourth installment in The Faculty of Environmental Design’s Design Matters 2015-2016 Lecture Series.

This year’s Adopt-a-Family drive reached 100% of its overall goal for the third consecutive year, raising more than $2000 in gifts, cash and presents for a mother and her two young children, currently staying at the Sonshine Centre.

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand, dean of the Faculty of Environmental Design, serves on the UNESCO International Council of Monuments and Sites’ World Heritage Review Panel. Once a year, the panel meets to review potential candidates for entry on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the definitive list of sites around the world of universal cultural or natural value.

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