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Wilson School of Design Building Tour

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Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

5600 Kwantlen Street

Richmond, BC V6X 3V8

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At the Wilson School of Design at KPU, we aim to develop the designers of tomorrow, those who are change makers, who value design as a means to make a positive impact in the world. Design not for design's sake, but, for humanity's sake. We are proud to be situated in our newly constructed building, purpose-built with a student-centred approach. A place of inspiration, collaboration, and innovation.

On this faculty-led tour, you will experience the School’s exterior glass curtain wall which produces a breathable and comfortable environment for the students within, as it regulates levels of air, light, and temperature. The innovative, wooden interior structure conveys an inviting atmosphere while incorporating sustainable, renewable design and a carbon footprint reduction. The second-floor “porch” juts out of the building and contains a student lounge with access to an outdoor terrace for enjoying Richmond’s moderate climate. The event box, on the fifth floor, takes advantage of views to the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Come see what the centre for design innovation and leadership looks like.

Tour Guide Bio: Paola Gavilanez has been an interior design practitioner and educator for over 17 years. She is currently a faculty in the Bachelor of Interior Design program at KPU’s Wilson School of Design and her teaching experience includes positions in both Canada and Ecuador. She is a Registered Interior Designer with the Interior Designers Institute of BC and Interior Designers of Canada. Her body of work includes designing at the senior level for 50+ projects in the commercial and residential sectors and conducting research related to the development of teamwork skills in students.

There will be two tour times available:
1 PM
2:30 PM
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Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

5600 Kwantlen Street

Richmond, BC V6X 3V8

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