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UBC School of Theology


The conversion of a 10 year old residential building to institutional use is an act of faith.  The School’s presence on the campus has been housed in the iconic Iona building which was recently sold to UBC’s School of Economics. While the Iona building remains in the service of the faith of its era, Somerville House underwent a radical transformation – one that imparts Gravitas to the work of the School as well as the broader community.

Year Completed: 2016
Client: Vancouver School of Theology

Building Lasting Change

June 18, 2017


Deepening her engagement with the discipline of Biomimicry, Christine and fellow Vancouver Island Biomimicry Professional, Anne-Marie Daniel, attended the Canada Green Building Council’s Annual conference. Addressing this year’s theme, Building Lasting Change, their attendance sparked discussion and excitement around biomimicry philosophy and methodology as inspiration for design solutions for the built environment.

The idea of nature as mentor resonated. Invitations to lead workshops and give presentations were offered from as far away as Costa Rica, and included regional and local governments, educators, design professionals and business owners. Stepping in to meet the need, Ann-Marie and Christine will be offering their first workshop on Vancouver Island on October 4 through 6, 2017.


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Writen By Christine Lintott