Colette Parras

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Vancouver, Canada

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Colette Parras works at the intersection of Architecture and Communications, crafting design narratives that connect people and place. Multi-disciplinary by nature, she brings a broad range of international professional experience to her projects. For over a decade Colette Parras worked as an architect and researcher at an office based in the Netherlands before returning to her home city of Vancouver.

Having honed her creative problem-solving skills while working at international architectural practices deeply rooted in design, theory and experimentation, Colette Parras now works as an independent designer and communications consultant since launching narrativist design. Driven by curiosity and critical inquiries , she is continually in pursuit of exploring better ways to create innovative and dynamic environments. Her design approach is process driven, spatial and includes rigorous material research. 

Since 2014, Colette Parras has held the position of Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, teaching courses in the Bachelor of Environmental Design and The Master of Architecture and Landscape Architecture program. Recently, in 2018, Colette accepted an appointment in the Communication Design Essential program at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

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