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Revisiting the ‘crit’

Revisiting the ‘crit’

As many of you know, I spent my undergraduate years at the University of Toronto, where I was enrolled in...

SCARP + SALA: the design process

SCARP + SALA: the design process

Many of you (hundreds, in fact) have been following my posts about the new SCARP/SALA building. As you know, Shape...

…and the winner is…

…and the winner is…

UBC just issued a press release announcing the winning architectural team for the new SCARP/SALA building. I’m happy to announce...

SCARP + SALA: design presentations

SCARP + SALA: design presentations

As I wrote in my last post, SCARP and SALA are currently choosing an integrated design team for our new...

SCARP + SALA: our new building

SCARP + SALA: our new building

UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) is finally getting what it deserves: a new building. As I wrote...

The “haves” and “have-nots” at Canadian universities

The “haves” and “have-nots” at Canadian universities

If you’re a Canadian university student, there’s an easy way to tell where your faculty stands in the university’s hierarchy....

Port city: Vancouver by water

Port city: Vancouver by water

Vancouver is one of many cities built around a deep-water port. The land around the industrial port, False Creek, has...

The half-truths of archibabble

The half-truths of archibabble

Arthur Erickson, Vancouver architect and “Canada’s most famous architect”, died May 20th at age 84. Quickly following the death of...