Point Grey Laneway Village

Role: PLAN587B Student
Supervisor: Maged Senbel (UBC SCARP)
Team: Individual Project
Date: Spring 2020

Proposal to develop a laneway eco-village in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood, on an old Safeway site.

Proposal vision: A community that is connected — to its food, foliage, water and each other — through an intimate network of naturalized and commercial laneways, a thoughtful mix of uses and modest density.

Summary Calculations 

Total Site Area: 16,500 m²
Built Floor Area: 45,000 m²
Residential: 47,000 m²
Commercial: 5,000 m²
Institutional: 1,700 m²Total number of units: 719
Studio: 230
1-bedroom: 237
2-bedroom: 163
3-bedroom: 89

Total Population: 1,156

Floor Space Ratio: 2.7

2019 SCARP Symposium Visual Identity

Role: Graphic Designer
Team: Feedback and support from entire Symposium team
Date: September 2018 – March 2019

Graphic designer for 11th Annual UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) Symposium (2019), with Keynote Speakers Ginger Gosnell-Myers and Jay Pitter.

Designed all graphic elements for the conference, including the logo, printed postcards, online advertisements and posts (Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, The Tyee), print and digital brochures, posters, slide deck, conference package document.

Re-imagining English Bay – DIALOG Design Residency 2020

Role: Design Residency Participant
Team: Brittney Lopushinsky, Ran Zhang, Jessie Booker, Mahon Lamont, Sydney Burstein, Gary Baker, Ben Schnidel, Felix Torres-Nieves
Date: February 2020

How might we encourage healing through the celebration of water?

Each year, DIALOG funds an annual design residency program for a small cohort of students. Alongside eight students from across Canada and the United States, I was nominated for this residency. We were brought to Vancouver and tasked with reimagining English Bay. This iconic destination within Vancouver is regularly challenged by highly-used bike and pedestrian routes, an influx of summer tourists, and seasonal festivals.

We were tasked with developing a strategy to re-connect this space to the city and bring new life to it for Vancouver residents. We analyzed the site, listened to guest lectures, and proposed design solutions which envisioned English Bay as a site of sociability, human wellbeing, and environmental restoration.

DIALOG Design Residency 2020 Highlight Reel
English Bay faces a series of problems, including runoff problems, a sense of artificiality, social isolation and a hard edge that is pressured by urban development and sea level rise. Drawings by Jean Roe.
The proposal
Introspective and exploratory floating pods that change with the tides. Drawings by Jean Roe.

Blank Page Plaza

Role: Placemaker
Partner: Intelligent Futures
Team: Pat Aouad, Chad Peters, Jeff Robson, Cass Caiger, John Lewis
Date: Summer 2017

Blank Page Plaza was a dynamic urban design experiment in Calgary’s Kensington Village by Intelligent Futures. Easy to implement designs allowed for prototypes to be quickly adapted. Throughout the summer, five key interventions took place, changing biweekly. Each intervention was designed to activate the space in a different way, and designs changed based on community input and our observations of what worked and what didn’t.

We planned, implemented and monitored five urban design experiments on a small sidewalk space.

Design Elements

Our strategy for Blank Page Plaza incorporated six key design elements.

Map Kensington

One intervention included an interactive map of the neighbourhood. We asked passersby to identify their favourite spots in the neighbourhood. On a large piece of plywood, I drew the map. The original map design was from Studio North. This project would not have been possible without ongoing collaboration with Blank Page Studio.