Anson Tse Arole Oluwaseyi Charlene Karl City of Calgary Competition Entries Danielle Kim Hayden Pattullo Jason Johnson Joshua Taron Kristen Forward Piotr Tomanek Uncategorized

Destination: Station


Date: 2018
Principal Investigator(s): Jason S. Johnson, Josh Taron
Project Budget: Withheld
Research Assistants/ Project Team: Immanuel Arole, Kristen Forward, Charlene Karl, Danielle Kim,
Craig MacDonald, Sumaya Nasir,
Hayden Pattullo, Peter Tomanek
Funding Agencies: SSHRC
Status: Proposal

Calgary’s heavily-centralized workforce and sprawling city has been formative in the establishment of a notably reclusive and sedentary transit culture, which has significant repercussions to our mental, physical, and financial health. This culture has perpetuated itself through the design of our transit stations, which have become non-places centered purely on parking cars and moving people. The impending implementation of self-driving vehicles brings both threats and opportunities for the transit station as one of the last shared urban experiences.



Brentwood station currently represents the standard outer-city station typology: large amounts of parking, disconnected from its surrounding single family residential neighbourhood, with little community connection or after-hours use. Our vision of the 2050 transit hub uses Brentwood as a case study for the “station as destination” model, which leverages the capability of near-future autonomous vehicle technology to restructure train stations as spaces of social experience and enhanced intermodal efficiency.


Anson Tse Arole Oluwaseyi City of Calgary Ivan Au Jason Johnson Joshua Taron Kristen Forward Nicolas Hamel SSHRC Uncategorized



Date: 2017
Principal Investigator: Joshua Taron
Project Budget: $50,000
Research Assistants/ Project Team: Seyi Arole, Ivan Au, Kristen Forward, Nicolas Hamel, Kim Tse
Funding Agencies: City of Calgary, SSHRC
Status: Built

Furbaniture is the result of a collaboration between the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design and the City of Calgary, who both hosted the Walk21 Conference in 2017.  Furbaniture is an example of tactical urbanism, a low-cost way to change the built environment at a street level, intended to change how a street operates, feels, and serves the neighbourhood.