Trek Magazine - - Class Acts -

Phil Chow holds a 2002 Cer­tifi­cate in In­ter­net Pub­lish­ing from UBC Con­tin­u­ing Ed­u­ca­tion. He re­cently started a dig­i­tal con­sult­ing agency, no­ticed­web­sites.com, which al­lows him to work any­where in the world with Wi-Fi con­nec­tiv­ity. Now based in Van­cou­ver, he hopes to be­come a dig­i­tal no­mad, work­ing and trav­el­ling for up to a year. • Van­cou­ver-based MIZA Ar­chi­tects, founded in 2015 by

David Zeibin, MArch’08, and Mike Wart­man, MArch’08, was re­cently hon­oured with two top awards in the 2016 City of Ed­mon­ton Infill De­sign Com­pe­ti­tion. The com­pany was Best in Class for the Sin­gle De­tached home cat­e­gory, and Best Over­all in the en­tire com­pe­ti­tion. MIZA’s team also in­cluded in­tern War­ren

Sch­eske (BA’09, MArch’14). Infill devel­op­ment usu­ally ear­marks un­de­vel­oped ur­ban land for con­struc­tion projects and is a con­tentious topic in Ed­mon­ton. The Infill De­sign Com­pe­ti­tion show­cased de­sign in­no­va­tion and redi­rected the con­ver­sa­tion to­ward ben­e­fi­cial infill devel­op­ment. MIZA’s en­try, ti­tled SlimCity, de­scribes a 17-foot wide “skinny” house de­signed with en­vi­ron­men­tal fea­tures, long-term flex­i­bil­ity for a va­ri­ety of users, and the ca­pac­ity to quadru­ple the num­ber of peo­ple liv­ing on the site.

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