Crystal Hon

Crystal Hon has written 13 posts for UBC Insiders

UBC Insiders Endorses: AMS Elections 2011

These candidates are also the ones that we feel will serve the student population most faithfully and truly listen when students raise concerns.

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David Letterman has nothing on us.

AMS Executive, Exciting Career Opportunity, Now Hiring

Nominations for the 2011 AMS Elections are now open until Friday. Ever thought of running? From a past exec, here’s how to tell whether or not an executive position on the AMS is right for you. 1. Are you a big fan of long council meetings which don’t really need to be that long but [...]

New SUB Project Design Charrette – September 14th & 16th

The New SUB project seems to be coming along quite nicely. From the snippets that I have heard (and I haven’t heard that much so don’t take my word for it) the project seems to be on track. The design and sustainability charrettes are scheduled to happen on the 14th and 16th of September respectively.

The New SUB Project Architect Presentations: My Picks

Hopefully by now, many of you will have watched the videos or read my articles about the 7 architects vying for our project. I tried to give a fair assessment of the architectural firms in my write ups in order to give the readers a chance to form their own opinions. I have been asked [...]

The New SUB Project Architect Presentations: Stantec Architecture / 3XN

Stantec Architecture / 3XN According to their website, “Stantec Architecture and 3XN Architects, together, bring an outstanding depth of relevant experience, significant international design achievements and a very strong Vancouver based “capacity to perform” to this project. Integrating world caliber Design, rigorous Danish Sustainable Design and LEEF Certification experience with Vancouver depth of experience and [...]

The New SUB Project Architect Presentations: Henriquez Partners Architects / IBI Group

Henriquez Partners Architects / IBI Group According to their website, “The Student Union Building is the core around which student life revolves – establishing the UBC student body as a community and providing the functions that server and define the community.” Henriquez Partners Architects / IBI Group is a partnership between Henriquez Partners Architects and IBI [...]

The New SUB Project Architect Presentations: Cannon Design

Cannon Design According to their website, “For nearly two decades, Cannon Design has been nurturing a culture where imagination, invention and creative talent flourish. As a premier, world ranked firm by most any standard in all of our primary markets, we recognize that our continued success relies on more than just what we have done [...]

The New SUB Project Architect Presentations: HBBH+BH

HBBH+BH According to their website, “The new UBC Student Union Building will aim high: to empower, to advocate, to lead by example with ecological, social and financial sustainability. It will be accessible and diverse. It will be an inspirational, dignified space, at home in an exciting landscape” HBBH+BH is a partnership between HBBH and BH. [...]

The New SUB Project Architect Presentations: Bing Thom Architects

Bing Thom Architects “Since 1980, Bing Thom Architects (BTA) has been collaborating with and advising cultural institutions, corporations, universities, governments, developers and communities around the world to help them successfully achieve their building aspirations” (From the Bing Thom Website) Social Media Website/Facebook/Twitter/Flick/Pamphlet In addition to all the traditional methods of reaching out to students, BTA [...]

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