Faculty of Design
Environmental design is creating environments for people including architecture, urban planning, retail spaces, landscape and interior design. In this program, students learn research, analysis, design and presentation. Students learn how to take their ideas and turn them into real plans and designs.
“Any designs should incorporate nature to create a harmonious and balanced circumstance for people and other species. ”
“Prioritizing sustainability and environmental responsibility while exploring the intersection of Architecture and Environmental Design. ”
“I don't think that architecture is only about shelter...it should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think-- Zaha Hadid ”
“The day is not complete until I’ve had an opportunity to express my artistic desires. ”
“The rising urban density affects our mental being and can cause anxiety. The impacts of spatial qualities on our senses can be concentrated to encourage stress recovery and apply a sense of order to public spaces. ”
“Striving to merge the lines between art and architecture, to create storytelling and memorable space in daily life. ”
Jiachen Li aka. Jason
“Architecture transcends mere physical structures or spatial arrangements; it serves as a vessel that carries the essence of the past, present, and future. ”
“"A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable." - Louis Kahn ”
Celebrate the work of OCAD U’s class of 2022/2023!