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  • Doctor of Design – BAAKFIL

    This Doctor of Design thesis introduces BAAKFIL, a new paradigm to address the housing crisis in Canada with a focus in Edmonton, Alberta. The research objective is to explore a practice-based solution through a new business model and an architectural design tool-kit to illustrate how this model can be applied.

  • The Gun Sculpture – A Travelling Exhibition

    Using a recycled and re-built, self-contained 53’ semi trailer, sail making and industrial tent technology, a travelling exhibition is being organised to promote peace making in communities.

    Learn more about the sculpture itself at www.gunsculpture.com

  • Beyond Green-Going Nature-al

    To celebrate the 35th Anniversary milestone of the practice, the firm published an eBook that surveys some of its most unique, award winning projects, including work completed in collaboration with others…

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    INFILLHAUS is a thesis about urban infill and densification of mature neighborhoods. A relatively new concept in Edmonton, this archetype thus far typically transposes suburban development standards onto skinny lots – resulting in projects that are neither sympathetic nor in scale to these more established precincts in the City. This project explores innovation, compact, flexible living and environmental responsiveness in an urban densification context, with a lesser reliance on the automobile.


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    Doctor of Design Symposium – June 2023

    The University of Calgary School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape held the annual Doctor of Design (DDes) Symposium from June 9-11. The symposium highlighted the research done by DDes students over the year including defenses by the inaugural graduating cohort of the program.

    Among them, Barry Johns successfully defended his thesis entitled DENSIFICATION Responsive to PLACE and DEMOGRAPHIC Change.

    Congratulations are extended to the other successful DDes candidates – Teresa Goldstein, Michael Donaldson, and Amy Tsang.


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