Vancouver Design Weekend - Three Weeks To Go

Vancouver Design Weekend – Three Weeks To Go

May 12-14, 2017 at the venues below. Go to for more updates.

With just under three weeks until Vancouver Design Week(end) our roster of participants, sponsors, and events is rounding out nicely. We will unveil the lineup and event map in the coming days, so be sure to follow us on Instagram or Twitter to get the news the day it’s announced.

Given the shorter window for 2017, we’ve had numerous inquiries about late registration. You’re still asking, so we’re still saying yes: registrations are re-opened. If you missed the deadline your studio, building, tasting room, or event can still be part of Vancouver Design Week(end).

In the meantime, here are a sample of some great open events you can experience during the weekend!

Open Studios: Perkins+Will

A Candy Factory in its former life, the building at 1220 Homer St has been converted to become Perkins+Will’s working studio. A multidisciplinary design firm, Perkins+Will specializes in Architectural, Interior, Urban, and Industrial Design. They are driven by sustainability, innovation and design excellence. During the tour of the space, you’ll learn about the firm’s history, some information about their office today and their design practice.

Open Call: The Aviary

Located in the heart of the Fraserhood, The Aviary is a coworking space that is filled with designers. The design studio is located at street level with prominent exposure to the public so passersby can see what a design studio looks like. They hope to encourage curiosity and engagement with the design community. During your visit, you’ll find displays of members’ work, projections and snacks and drinks while you roam!

Open Buildings: Crosstown Elementary School
By Francl Architecture

Crosstown Elementary is a new public school in downtown Vancouver that will offer programs for students from Kindergarten to Grade 7. The school has an innovative design that provides a 21st century learning environment for students.

Partner with Vancouver Design Week

As a not-for-profit social venture run by volunteers from across design disciplines, VDW is only possible with the support of our partners. Consider joining this lineup of sponsors to show your leadership in Vancouver’s design community.