Faculty of Environmental Design
Together, we will challenge the status quo
Innovative design underpins everything.
Design helps to shape our well-being with thoughtfully imagined homes, neighbourhoods, cities and landscapes.
The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design contributes to the future of our communities with energetic research, learning and advocacy environments.
We deliver the only accredited degree programs in architecture and planning in Alberta. We offer Canada’s newest landscape architecture degree. We provide a competitive and distinctive curriculum.
Connecting with our communities informs our vision of the future. We aspire to become the best interdisciplinary school of design in North America.
Together, we are re-imagining how we live — through the planning, design and construction of where we live.
Faculty of Environmental Design campaign goal
Strengthening community connections
The Faculty of Environmental Design is a true community partner, with strong ties to the City of Calgary.
We work closely with industry partners and other community affiliates on applied and conceptual development projects. We engage the public on relevant topics by sharing provocative ideas.
We consider what a city can be through our public lectures and symposiums.
By building a design culture through our community connections, we are creating a shared bridge to the future.
Designing a resilient community
The flooding that swamped southern Alberta in June 2013 was catastrophic. We responded.
The Faculty of Environmental Design, in partnership with the City of Calgary, hosted a one-day public symposium to look at resiliency and the city’s response to the flood.
Experts considered lessons learned. Experienced voices in disaster recovery, health care and flood design spoke on recovery efforts. Participants considered the impact of large-scale natural disasters and other catastrophic events.