Category Archives: Architecture

Robot Made 2018

We have successfully finished the 2018 Robot Made workshop!! Congratulations to all involved! The installation completed at the workshop can be found at Main Mall and University Boulevard. Many thanks to David Correa and Oliver David Krieg for teaching the workshop with me and everyone who attended – it was great working with everyone!

Photos by David Correa


Timber Fan most important show project at Shanghai Design Week

Timber Fan, the Assemblages Design Build Intensive Studio project was exhibited at Shanghai Design Week this fall and was chosen by the UNESCO Creative City Organization as the most important show project.

This installation was the final project from a design-fabricate studio taught at UBC to students of Southeast University and University of British Columbia in Summer 2014. The course was taught by AnnaLisa Meyboom (Asst Prof UBC SALA), Blair Satterfield (Asst Prof UBC SALA) in collaboration with Han Xiaofeng (Assoc Prof SEU), Zhu Lei (Assoc Prof SEU), Bao Li (Associate. Prof).

This studio is part of a greater effort to re-introduce Chinese designers to the use of wood, a renewable and highly sustainable building material.

Read more about the course here:

Assemblages Intensive Design Build Studio

Parkades of the Future

Just awarded a grant to study Parkades of the Future. This is a TIPSlab project which will look at what parkades could become and how they could contribute more to society in future. We will be looking at potentials such as energy, exterior heat-moderated environments, temporary uses, future transportation such as drone landing pads and adaptations such as ground floor alternate uses.

This is a UBC Living Lab project so we will use UBC’s parkades as a testing ground for the ideas.

See TIPSlab for more details.



Large Scale Timber Shell Structures

Just awarded a grant with collaborators Prof Thomas Tannert (Civil/Wood Sciences UBC), Prof Oliver Neumann (SALA UBC) and Iain Macdonald (CAWP) to research the design and fabrication of large scale timber shell structures using advanced fabrication methods.

I hope this expands the perception of wood in the world to make it the material of choice for curved architectural design. Renewable and easily fabricated with today’s advanced technology. Read more under Research.