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Faculty of Design

Environmental 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.
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Dana Dai
Dana Dai

Environmental Design

Dana Dai

“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 ”

Jon Ziner-Cohen
Jon Ziner-Cohen

Environmental Design

Jon Ziner-Cohen

“My thesis work is focused on the movement and history of Toronto's Jewish community. Considerate design interventions are situated at relevant locations throughout the city. This thesis aims to take into consideration both positive and negative... More

Myles Marrin
Myles Marrin

Environmental Design

Myles Marrin

“The day is not complete until I’ve had an opportunity to express my artistic desires. ”

Derek Cariglia
Derek Cariglia

Environmental Design

Derek Cariglia

“You say to a brick, "What do you want, brick?" - Louis Khan ”

Andy Yu
Andy Yu

Environmental Design

Andy Yu aka. Yu

“People need architecture, people need to care for the future of architecture, architecture must be progressed in people's continuous practice. More

Jiachen Li
Jiachen Li

Environmental Design

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. ”

Phinney Ni
Phinney Ni

Environmental Design

Phinney Ni

“Design is an art of balance. ”

Jocelyn Hernandez
Jocelyn Hernandez

Environmental Design

Jocelyn Hernandez

“My thesis is a speculative critique of the neighbourhood placed atop Toronto’s most socio-economically exclusive hotels. Having stayed briefly in these kinds of hotels during the pandemic, I became aware of, and thus fascinated with the idea of... More

Pantea Rafiey
Pantea Rafiey

Environmental Design

Pantea Rafiey

“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. ”

Qing Sheng
Qing Sheng

Environmental Design

Qing Sheng aka. Zoey

“OCAD Environmental Design Student More

Rand Al-Rubaye
Rand Al-Rubaye

Environmental Design

Rand Al-Rubaye

“As designers, it's easy to fall into the trap of getting comfortable with our preferred aesthetics and unintentionally overlooking the impact our work has on people's moods, behaviors, and experiences. More

Shayan Mahoutforoush
Shayan Mahoutforoush

Environmental Design

Shayan Mahoutforoush

“God is in the details -- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ”

Yiyang(Leo) Zhang
Yiyang(Leo) Zhang

Environmental Design

Yiyang(Leo) Zhang

“Any designs should incorporate nature to create a harmonious and balanced circumstance for people and other species. ”

Sharlen Vanderkoen
Sharlen Vanderkoen

Environmental Design

Sharlen Vanderkoen

“Prioritizing sustainability and environmental responsibility while exploring the intersection of Architecture and Environmental Design. ”

Amanda Stan
Amanda Stan

Environmental Design

Amanda Stan

“Striving to merge the lines between art and architecture, to create storytelling and memorable space in daily life. ”

Claudia Doare
Claudia Doare

Environmental Design

Claudia Doare

Kexuan Zhu
Kexuan Zhu

Environmental Design

Kexuan Zhu

“"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 ”

Ankita Lukose
Ankita Lukose

Environmental Design

Ankita Lukose

“Architecture forms a vital link between people and their surroundings... How different people choose to build connections in their environment essentially defines those societies and their relationships to conditions around them. More

Daniel Chen
Daniel Chen

Environmental Design

Daniel Chen

Jabir Kermally
Jabir Kermally

Environmental Design

Jabir Kermally

Avantika Mukhopadhyay
Avantika Mukhopadhyay

Environmental Design

Avantika Mukhopadhyay

Alia Abdel-Majid
Alia Abdel-Majid

Environmental Design

Alia Abdel-Majid

Barakah Jahangir
Barakah Jahangir

Environmental Design

Barakah Jahangir

Bhavindu Adhihetty
Bhavindu Adhihetty

Environmental Design

Bhavindu Adhihetty

Gal Hadad
Gal Hadad

Environmental Design

Gal Hadad

Weiran Yin
Weiran Yin

Environmental Design

Weiran Yin

Michael Cunsolo
Michael Cunsolo

Environmental Design

Michael Cunsolo

Simone Caporiccio
Simone Caporiccio

Environmental Design

Simone Caporiccio

Celebrate the work of OCAD U’s class of 2022/2023!