Industrial Revolution: The Design and Influence of Granville Island (Video)

April 16, 2014



In the early 1970s the Canadian government funded a project to redevelop a key portion of Vancouver’s industrial waterfront. The radical designs of DIALOG architects Norm Hotson and Joost Bakker, who are also the master architects of UniverCity on Burnaby Mountain challenged all convention and in doing so helped create one of the most influential places and beloved mixed-use neighbourhoods in Canada. Granville Island Market opened to the public in 1979, completing its transformation from a long-time industrial site. It is now one of the most visited places in Canada with approximately 12 million visitors per year and is recognized as one of the top public places in the world by the Project for Public Spaces.

The following video highlights a number of projects that Norm Hotson and Joost Bakker were responsible for as design architects including the CBC building in Vancouver, the Olympic Village and UniverCity.

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Phase 4 Open House – Neighbourhood Park

April 11, 2014

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Thank you for all those who attended the SFU Community Trust public open house to review preliminary plans for a second neighbourhood park in the Slopes Neighbourhood. For those who were unable to attend the open house, feel free to stop by the Trust office (#150-8960 University High Street) during our office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm) to view the plans and drawings

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You are Invited: UniverCity Phase 4 Public Park Open House

March 27, 2014

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The SFU Community Trust invites you to attend a public open house to review preliminary plans for a second neighbourhood park in the Slopes Neighbourhood. The open house will take place in the offices of the SFU Community Trust, located at #150-8960 University High Street, from 4:00pm – 6:30pm on Thursday, April 10th. Landscape Architecture firm Space2Place will be on site to present and discuss their preliminary designs for the park.

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you.

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Community Stories Needed for EcoSoMo Public Art Project!

February 7, 2014

Community Stories Needed for EcoSoMo Public Art Project!

For those of you who were unable to attend this week’s EcoSoMo Public Art Consultation, there’s still opportunity to provide your community stories for the project.

For a full description of the EcoSoMo Public Art Project, click here

Please take a moment to fill out the community survey and help shape UniverCity’s public artscape.

Completed surveys can be sent directly to Leila Araghian at



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SFU Roadway Project to Start February 10th 2014

January 29, 2014

PhaseOneMapThe SFU Roadway Project is set to start next month.Starting on February 10th 2014, the Burnaby Campus Road Upgrade Project will involve replacing the main roadways on the west side of campus (Gaglardi Way and University Drive West), changing them from one-way traffic to two-way traffic, and constructing a multi-use pathway for cyclists and pedestrians.

Traffic interruptions may be expected as follows:

1. Gaglardi Way (northbound) will be closed at the main intersection onto campus. All traffic coming to campus will be directed along University Drive East.
2. Transit routes and routes to the parking areas on campus will change.
3. Drivers can expect delays of 5-10 minutes, transit users 5-30 minutes, depending on where on campus they are heading.

A website providing project information (including a description, video, and maps) is located here:

To see the construction project master plan, please visit the Facilities Services Capital Projects page:

If you have any questions with regard to the above notice, please contact David Agosti at

For daily road & traffic updates be sure to visit the Road Report page:

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January 2014 Community Update

January 27, 2014

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Click here to read the latest UniverCity Community Update newsletter.


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