Research – City Studio

Design Collaborations
with City Studio

This Fine Arts research project, developed in collaboration with CityStudio and the City of Vancouver, looked at the issue of “Heat Islands” (urban areas being considerably hotter that rural or natural areas) and how this issue was affecting residents of the Downtown Eastside. Students researched, developed, and presented a number of creative design solutions in collaboration with residents and agencies in the DTES, presenting their finalized solutions to the City of Vancouver. The selected ideas are to be fabricated and installed soon!


Isaac Ong
Michaela Huebner
Trinh Tran
Fiona Thomas
Gabrielle Poitras

Georgia Fairhurst
Sachi Muyot
Wakana Shimamura
VImal Ullas