Curiosity by design: using uncertainty to leverage learning

May 29, 2023 | Spotlight

I recently graduated with an honours undergraduate degree in Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism. I began my studies at UBC in the Faculty of Science and transferred to the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (…

Canadian architects bring campaign to address housing crisis from the street to world stage

CBC | May 20, 2023 | Media coverage

SALA faculty and students are representing Canada at the Venice Biennale, with an installation on Canada's housing crisis.

SALA co-leads exhibit highlighting Canada's housing crisis at Venice Biennale

May 18, 2023 | Announcement

UBC Applied Science faculty and students are bringing 10 housing demands to the world stage.

Vancouver's housing crisis goes global at major architectural festival

Vancouver Sun | May 18, 2023 | Media coverage

Architecture professor Matthew Soules said that homes are built as financial assets rather than spaces for living in Canada.

Patrick Condon: Behold Vancouver, where there are housing solutions to be found

Business in Vancouver | May 08, 2023 | Media coverage

SALA professor Patrick Condon argued that Vancouver should build more non-market housing projects to address the affordable housing problem.

UBC students construct one of Canada’s first ‘carbon-minimal’ hempcrete buildings

The Globe and Mail | Apr 21, 2023 | Media coverage

UBC student engineering and architectural team Third Quadrant Design’s new carbon-minimal hempcrete building was featured by the media. The team was advised by SALA associate professor Dr. Adam Rysanek.

Calgary's long quest to infuse downtown with life enters new phase as election looms

CBC News | Apr 21, 2023 | Media coverage

Professor Patrick Condon from the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture discussed converting commercial buildings in downtown Calgary for residential use. 

UBC students construct one of Canada’s first ‘carbon-minimal’ hempcrete buildings

Globe and Mail | Apr 13, 2023 | Media coverage

James Olsen, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science, commented on Third Space Commons, the new institutional space that is made out of hempcrete.

UBC engineering, architecture students redefine sustainable construction

Apr 13, 2023 | Announcement

Welcome to UBC Third Space Commons - a near-zero carbon emissions building designed and built by students from UBC Applied Science and other faculties. This new space at UBC Vancouver is the first such building designed by students in Canada.

Land lift: How Vancouver zoning policy creates multi-million-dollar teardowns

CTV News | Mar 14, 2023 | Media coverage

School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture professor Patrick Condon discussed how Vancouver pioneered the model where developers provide monetary or in-kind contributions to the city in exchange for rezoning, allowing them to build denser…

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