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