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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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Kiana Rezvani Baghae
Kiana Rezvani Baghae

Environmental Design

Kiana Rezvani Baghae

“Pulsating centres of urban travel must begin to synthesize our emerging collective sense of unity in diversity, inclusivity, and maturity reflected in architectural expressions that empower, inspire, unify and create uplifting emotional experiences. ”

Iva Jovsic
Iva Jovsic

Environmental Design

Iva Jovsic

“"I love letting imagination take a life of its own, make dreams into reality" ”

nathan shakura
nathan shakura

Environmental Design

nathan shakura

“My thesis is a speculative look at the possibility for informal and revolutionary housing in the shell of a center of capitalist hegemony: The BMO Tower. Collective living and autonomy are the goals, and squatting is the means. More

Tristan Farrows
Tristan Farrows

Environmental Design

Tristan Farrows

“Many serious accidents happen in alpine environments due to the inexperience of visitors, this project provides training for the public to gain the confidence to be active in nature safely and enjoyably. ”

Ryan Bell
Ryan Bell

Environmental Design

Ryan Bell

“Honest design is good design. Using architecture as a solution-based practice to resolve past design flaws and shape a brighter, more sustainable future is a beautiful thing. ”

Claire Leverton
Claire Leverton

Environmental Design

Claire Leverton

“Exploring how prioritizing the revival of natural features in city design today, will allow us to create a truly symbiotic relationship for the future. ”

Brendan Callan
Brendan Callan

Environmental Design

Brendan Callan

“Exploring speculative futures through bio-integrated systems to achieve adaptable, nature-centric design. ”

Kayla Viray
Kayla Viray

Environmental Design

Kayla Viray aka. kales

“My work explores how design can influence the way we view world issues and how we can find solutions to them ”

Luke Anderson
Luke Anderson

Environmental Design

Luke Anderson

“Design is the personification of one's ability to inspire those who use the space. Above all else, it shows the ability of the Designer, as an innovator, to overcome challenges and excel in the field. More

Cristina Pillitteri
Cristina Pillitteri

Environmental Design

Cristina Pillitteri

“The activation of the natural environment through creative expression motivates the process of learning as a journey of sensory fractalization, sustainability, and appreciation. ”

Daniel McKinley
Daniel McKinley

Environmental Design

Daniel McKinley

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. –Alice Walker ”

Tania Kadri
Tania Kadri

Environmental Design

Tania Kadri

“Sustainability has always been at the forefront of my design philosophy. The use of natural materials and the effect it has on a space and the human mind and the wellness of its users has been of keen interest to me. A space is defined by its users... More

Tooba Tariq
Tooba Tariq

Environmental Design

Tooba Tariq

“My Masjid is designed to be a safe space for Islamic acceptance and celebration while embracing non-Muslims. Serving the community, the Masjid provides an opportunity for destigmatization and discussion around Islam, showcasing the true beauty of... More

Timothy Soribello
Timothy Soribello

View Medal Winners

Environmental Design

Timothy Soribello

“Think about what your creativity can do in the present, without neglecting the past, for the next generation. Observe. Comprehend. Design with a vision! ”

Javeria Javed
Javeria Javed

Environmental Design

Javeria Javed

“Connecting people with nature, as individuals and as a community. I want to design urban spaces for communities particularly while using and protecting nature for the sake of a better future for our communities and for our planet. ”

Bridgette Kelly
Bridgette Kelly

Environmental Design

Bridgette Kelly

“My thesis explores the industrial heritage of Toronto's waterfront and how it can unfluence urban growth. Through an understanding of the economic drivers behind development and the integration of a new sustainable model, Toronto's waterfront can... More

Olivia Loncar-Bartolini
Olivia Loncar-Bartolini

Environmental Design

Olivia Loncar-Bartolini

“My thesis imagines a speculative future where death is democratized, land ownership is collective and burial practices are cyclical. ”

Atika Tariq
Atika Tariq

Environmental Design

Atika Tariq

“You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see. -Tado Ando ”

Joanna Zhong
Joanna Zhong

Environmental Design

Joanna Zhong aka. Jo

“Experiencing architecture and the environment can help generate the spirit of place and understanding of architectural space, as well as help design buildings and cities. More

Ivan Pulevski
Ivan Pulevski

Environmental Design

Ivan Pulevski

““Architecture forms a vital link between people and their surroundings. It acts as a gentle buffer between the fragility of human existence and the vast world outside. How different people choose to build connections in their environment... More

Sara Marini
Sara Marini

Environmental Design

Sara Marini

Melody Matin
Melody Matin

Environmental Design

Melody Matin

Anthony Espinal
Anthony Espinal

Environmental Design

Anthony Espinal

“This project aims to deliver a neoteric and unique way of living, while enriching juvenile learning experiences. ”

Ramzi Tabbara
Ramzi Tabbara

Environmental Design

Ramzi Tabbara

Rand Aswad
Rand Aswad

Environmental Design

Rand Aswad

“My thesis revolves around creating an environment to help the general public experience, learn, and appreciate our worlds Flora before its too late. ”

Czarina Facun
Czarina Facun

Environmental Design

Czarina Facun

“I am seeking to explore identity and placemaking and how they interact and attach to environment with a focus on equity and sustainability ”

Sherry Chen
Sherry Chen

Environmental Design

Sherry Chen

Sara Behnejad
Sara Behnejad

Environmental Design

Sara Behnejad

Erin (Yunzhe) Wu
Erin (Yunzhe) Wu

Environmental Design

Erin (Yunzhe) Wu

Angela Jin
Angela Jin

Environmental Design

Angela Jin

Chanel Vinet
Chanel Vinet

Environmental Design

Chanel Vinet

Eason | Yixuan  Xia
Eason | Yixuan Xia

Environmental Design

Eason | Yixuan Xia

Annabel Ngo
Annabel Ngo

Environmental Design

Annabel Ngo

Melissa Susin
Melissa Susin

Environmental Design

Melissa Susin

Prateek Shrestha
Prateek Shrestha

Environmental Design

Prateek Shrestha

Farah Ahmad
Farah Ahmad

Environmental Design

Farah Ahmad

Ashwini Vijayendran
Ashwini Vijayendran

Environmental Design

Ashwini Vijayendran

Harjot Atwal
Harjot Atwal

Environmental Design

Harjot Atwal

Celebrate the work of OCAD U’s class of 2021/2022!