Design + Build

Direct, hands-on experience in design and construction is an extraordinary learning opportunity for young designers. We are committed to providing these possibilities through various design-build options open to architecture, landscape architecture, and environmental design students. The design build counts toward your degree as elective credits.

SALA students working on their design-build project on Gambier Island, 2017

Gambier Island, 2015-present

Since 2015, our students have collaborated with Camp Fircom, a 125-acre camp and retreat centre on Gambier Island, just outside of Vancouver in Howe Sound. Completely off the grid, Camp Fircom offers a rich and challenging environment for learning about sustainable design and construction practices. More can be found on the Design + Build blog.

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Our goal is to create opportunity for every one of our 350 students in four academic programs to engage a design project from conception, to design development, to fabrication at a variety of scales and complexities. If you would like to support this very important academic goal and expensive undertaking that also benefits our community, please consider making a donation. 

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