Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Dr. David Fortin (MArch '01) at the Indigenous Design Thinking Symposium 2018


Our school is a hub for design-based events in Calgary. Join us to learn more about the future of city building and how we can all make Calgary a better place to live.


Design Matters Lectures Series

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The Design Matters Lecture series is the longest running lecture series on architecture and design in Canada. Each year we invite some of the biggest and brightest lights in the world of design and city-building to give a public lecture. This year, all lectures take place at our new downtown pilot location: the City Building Design Lab. 


The two galleries, Stantec Gallery and City Building Gallery, offer an active public rotation of exhibitions, and provide design enthusiasts a place to explore research, investigations and visions of the future of places. Guest artists and design exhibitions include partners such as d.talks, alumni, and community groups. 

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