to:Resonate Talk Series: Designing for the Invisible Vol. II [Emotions & Spaces] is excited to bring you a panel talk featuring speakers from three of Vancouver's influential architecture and global design firms as part of Vancouver Design Week (VDW).
This Year’s VDW theme is IMPACT which focuses on the impact that design has on our lives and how it can be a powerful tool to make the world a better place. «Impact has been a driver since our inception, but by making it explicit we can expand and deepen our conversation. We're all impacted by design every day, and it's impacts are never neutral — design either improves quality of life or hinders it.» Jennifer Cutbill, Co-Founder and Board of Director at VDW
Leckie Studio Architecture + Design
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Our speakers will be discussing the impact designing transformative spaces have on our wellbeing by igniting positive emotions and behaviour change.
We will be looking at the affective qualities embedded in spatial design and architecture. Our speakers will address design approaches, interventions and project examples regarding emotions and sensory engagement in a public or private space. Specifically, they will discuss the dichotomy between social experiences in virtual environments versus experiences in physical spaces.
How can designing for the invisible in the context of architecture help us survive the chaos of daily life?
How can we design spaces that cause an emotional shift in people that lead to positive behavioural change? How can we design spaces that brings about transformative experiences?
Please come 30 mins early to register. The event is from 6:30pm-8:30pm
**Space is Limited!**
Michael Leckie (Architect, Principal)
Michael founded Leckie Studio Architecture + Design in 2015 as a platform to craft singular, thought-provoking, and imaginative architecture and interiors. The studio’s work has been published internationally, with a client list that includes industry leaders Slack Technologies, Westbank, and TELUS. Leckie Studio has most recently been awarded the 2018 Emerging Firm Award from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, a 2017 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, and a 2017 Best of Canada Award from Canadian Interiors. Michael has combined his passion for adventuring in nature and his research into open-source architecture to become co-founder of The Backcountry Hut Company. This award-winning project provides a turnkey solution to shelter with a flat-packed assembly system that is pre-fabricated, modular, easily assembled, customizable, and sustainable.
Amirali Javidan (Associate Director)
A graduate of McGill University, Amirali Javidan has been an integral member of the Revery team (formerly Bing Thom Architects) for over 15 years where he is involved in the design and implementation of architectural and urban design projects. During his time at Revery, Amirali has worked on many high profile and complex projects including the Trinity Uptown Master Plan and Tarrant County College projects in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. In addition, his Revery credits include being a key team member for the Shanghai Expo 2010 Master Plan, the renovation and expansion of Arena Stage in Washington, DC, Aberdeen Square in Richmond, and the Xiqu Opera House in Hong Kong. Amirali is currently leading the design teams for two large commercial projects in downtown Vancouver.
Aubrey Tucker (Innovative Technology Developer)
Aubrey Tucker is an Innovative Technology Developer for Stantec, across architecture and engineering business lines. He is an Enabler, Technologist, International BIM Speaker, University Lecturer & Revit Expert with an extensive career with skyscrapers, hospitals, education, airports and technology. Aubrey's interests are in great Design, Art, Parametric Modeling, Computational Design, Rapid Prototyping, Digital Fabrication, Virtual Reality/Full Immersion hardware & software, 4D — 5D construction modeling/accountability and all the technology required to process these concepts. Aubrey's overarching goal is to utilize the latest in hardware, software and digital paradigms to create smart work within the built environment.
Jason Santeford (Senior Associate, Architecture)
Jason is the Architecture Discipline Lead for British Columbia at Stantec. He believes that leveraging technology leads to to a more efficient practice and ultimately, a better design. As a licensed Architect in both the US and Canada, Jason is an advocate for the intelligent application of technology to the practice of architecture; a subject on which he presented at multiple conferences, including the Center for Education and Research in Construction at the University of Washington, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, British Columbia Construction Roundtable, and AutoDesk University 2018. Additionally, he has contributed to the buildingSMART Canadian Practice Manual for BIM.
Photo by: John Sinal
Project by Campos Leckie Studio