The program is directed by Stephen Duff, Associate Professor of Architecture.
The Vancouver architecture and urban design program provides undergraduate and graduate architecture students the opportunity to participate in an integrated, design-based program in this world-class cosmopolitan city. Granville Island, one of the “world’s great public spaces,” will serve as the site for both the urban and architecture design projects, and is the location of the academic and studio facilities.
- The eleven-week academic program includes an advanced architectural design studio, an urban design and programming seminar, a design-based seminar on kinetic architecture, and a media course for design development.
- The four-credit seminar on kinetic architecture satisfies the departmental advanced technical elective requirement.
- Emily Carr University of Art and Design will be the academic host, and students will have access to its excellent studio, shop, computing, and rapid prototyping facilities.
- The converted industrial site on Granville Island, just across False Creek inlet from the downtown core, is one of the most exciting and vibrant urban places in the city.
- Vancouver, with its unique urban design, exciting architecture, and panoramic view of mountains and sea, is considered to be one of the most livable cities in the world.
- Students will live in Vancouver's West End in shared apartments within easy commuting distance to the Emily Carr campus.
- Students will have ready access to the scenic beauty and recreational opportunities of the nearby coastal and interior mountains, the rugged shoreline of B.C., and the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island across the Strait of Georgia.