Vancouver Chapter

Chapter Chairs

Katie Davis-Styles
Katie Davis-Sayles
Genevieve Tyack
Genevieve Tyack
Cristina Kelly
Cristina Kelly
Explore SEGD content about your city

SEGD Award Winning Projects

Buchanan Courtyard Pavilion Preview Image
Buchanan Courtyard Pavilion
Vancouver Community Library
Vancouver Community Library
Pollinator Park
Pollinator Park
"Start an Evolution"Donor Recognition
"Start an Evolution" Donor Recognition

Vancouver EGD Firms

YVR Facebook Page
YVR Twitter Page


BOND Creative
CS Creative
Didax Design
Doug Munday Design
EDG Experience Design Group
EDG Experience Design Group
Kanawha Design Studio
narrativist design
PUBLIC Architecture

Vancouver Fabricators

Sherine Industries
Artcraft Display Graphics
Signs of the Times Enterprises
Fast Signs
3DS Services
TDH Experiential Fabricators

Museums and Attractions

Vancouver Aquarium
Telus World of Science
Museum of Vancouver
Museum of Anthropology
Vancouver Art Gallery
Capilano Suspension Bridge
VanDusen Botanical Gardens
Queen Elizabeth Park
Vancouver Maritime Museum


GDC Vancouver
Themed Attraction Association

Design Schools

Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Capilano University
Centre of Digital Media
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture


Vancouver Chapter Email: [email protected]



Vancouver, Canada Blog

Vancouver Chapter Lumière Festival Event

Lumière, now more than ever, is poised to celebrate and ‘shine a light’ on Vancouver’s natural beauty, history, diversity, and local artists to bring people and communities together through light and art. The festival will include light-based projections, dynamic performances and interactive workshops in order to create a series of interconnected, vibrant public spaces that encourage people to freely explore the city, be engaged, connected and inspired. Join SEGD Vancouver as we explore the opening night festivities at Vancouver Art Gallery and discuss the importance of gathering spaces. Hot beverages will be provided to keep us warm as we tour the outdoor dream beacons and performances. Afterwards please join us for a complimentary drink and nibbles at a nearby restaurant. Date: Thursday November 17, 2022 Time: 5.30pm - 8.00pm Price: FREE with RSVP Meeting location: SW corner of W Georgia St and Howe St Note: this event is outdoors, please dress weather appropriate and wear comfortable walking shoes RSVP to secure your spot here: This event is open to all SEGD members, students and industry partners. We hope to see you all there! Cristina & Genevieve

Vancouver Chapter | Summer Mixer 
John Hendry/Trout Lake Park (SE corner, near the concession stand) 

Join us for an evening of drinks and snacks as we reconnect with the British Columbia SEGD community and kick off our events programming for the Vancouver chapter. Meet us at John Hendry Park (Trout Lake Park) in the south east corner near the concession stand.

Please rsvp here:

This event is open to all SEGD members, students and industry partners. 

Special thanks to our generous sponsors Nanolumens

We hope to see you all there!
Cristina & Genevieve

Make your own compelling photos of built design with professional photography techniques shared by Deanna Flinn, Vancouver photographer.  

Join SEGD Vancouver for this free 40-minute webinar on DIY documenting spaces through photography. Build up your portfolio or Instagram feed with stronger images of your built design work. Document spaces with confidence by learning professional photography techniques, led by Deanna Flinn. This short, free session will inspire you with new ways to capture your projects. Lighting, exposure, and styling—we'll touch on it all. A PDF of the presentation will be provided. Virtually connect with friends and colleagues and continue the discussion on the unique blend of architecture, interior design, and experiential graphic design that makes up the SEGD community.  RSVP with Zoom Here  


Are you a solo or small studio designer? How do you maintain a creatively and professionally engaged practice?


Designing in a vacuum is next to impossible. This is why designers are educated in studios, why we design and gravitate to open offices and why we haunt design-oriented meetups, organizations and events. We need the creative input and professional support of our peers and the greater design community.

SEGD Vancouver is exploring how solo and small studio designers create their communities. Join us as an interdisciplinary panel of designers talk about the successes and failures of their navigation through coworking spaces, professional organizations and other local and worldwide design communities.

Meet friends and colleagues and continue the discussion on the unique blend of architecture, interior design and experiential graphic design that makes up the SEGD community.


Join SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design) for an in-depth look at the architectural, wayfinding and artistic design elements that make YVR the airport it is today.

Airports are a microcosm of modern life—a melting pot of stress with potential for moments of exhilaration or boredom. They can be the backdrop to overly long work days or the scenes of tearful reunions and goodbyes. As designers, how do we create the environment for this richly-lived experience?


Join SEGD Vancouver in exploring this and other questions at YVR. Winner of the Skytrax Best Airport in North America award for a record breaking 9 years in a row, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is known for delivering exceptional customer experiences. Led by Nancy Stern, Architect, and Farzeen Mawji, Wayfinding Analyst, this tour of YVR provides an in-depth look at the architectural, wayfinding and artistic design elements that make YVR the airport it is today. 

Design challenges to consider include ways of creating customer experience, meeting wayfinding and security challenges and capturing peoples’ imaginations with a sense of arrival in this unique and beautiful part of the world. How does an airport design for those who are running to catch flights, and those for all the time in the world? How is YVR balancing the need to promote commercial tenants with competing brands? Or to balance generic wayfinding with placemaking? How does YVR ensure the most inclusive experience possible?

This 90 minute, small-group tour, begins at the Bill Reid Jade Canoe and ends at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel with a catered social hour. Meet friends and colleagues and continue the discussion on the unique blend of architecture, interior design and experiential graphic design that makes up the SEGD community. 

SPACE IS LIMITED: Ticket Information


Our Tour Guides 

Nancy Stern, MAIBC MRAIC
Architect, LEED ® Accredited Professional

Ms Stern has been the in-house architect for Vancouver International Airport (YVR) since 1995. In this capacity, she has directed the planning, architecture and design for capital projects in the international and domestic terminals. She also reviews all tenant permit submissions within the airport and commercial developments on Sea Island where YVR is located. She is well-versed in presenting the unique and award-winning projects at YVR. Her spare time is spent with her family, playing tennis, skiing or painting landscapes. She enjoys travel, but her family complains that she takes too long taking photos of other airports.

Farzeen Mawji
Senior Program Analyst, Wayfinding

Farzeen has held various positions at the Vancouver Airport Authority since 2015 including Customer Relations and his current role of Wayfinding Analyst. With a degree in Interior Design, prior to joining the Airport Authority, Farzeen worked in Commercial Interior Design and Marketing. Farzeen’s background in design and marketing shape the way in which he understands and articulates passenger wayfinding at the airport - seeing wayfinding as a system that works with the architecture and sense of place that YVR prides itself on. In his spare time, Farzeen loves to travel, shop and bake. 



Event Sponsor: Knight Signs

One of Canada's leading fabricators of signage solutions for airports, retail, healthcare, commercial and civic clients, Knight Signs is based in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. They have designed, produced, engineered and delivered signage solutions for clients in every business, industry and public sector since Knight Signs opened for business in 1968. Knight Signs with over 90 employees is headquartered in 65,000 sq ft state of the art facility in Vancouver.


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