The Transportation Infrastructure and Public Space (TIPSlab) is an interdisciplinary research group which examines the potential and implications of future transportation infrastructure. TIPSlab aims to integrate social and ecological concerns into emerging design methodologies.

A collaborative team engaged with current design theories in architecture, landscape architecture, planning and engineering, the lab speculates on future opportunities for infrastructure design and provides grounded scenarios for pulling the future closer.

The lab is a faculty wide initiative by the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia. It is based in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and works in collaboration with the Sauder School of Business, School of Community and Regional Planning and the varied engineering departments.



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Autonomous Vehicles & Urban Form

This project looks at what the implications of self driving cars and control networks are on urban form and infrastructure.

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Parkades of the Future

What is the future of parkades? They need to intensify and densify, serving both social and environmental roles as well as integrating with advanced transportation networks.

Design Guidelines for BC Charging Stations

What is an Electric Vehicle Charging station? Where is it and how does it work? What does it look like? This research provided guidelines for the Province and everyone involved in installing stations to set the standards for BC, giving definition to this new form of transportation infrastructure.

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EV Fast Charging Planning Framework

The introduction of a new infrastructure to an existing infrastructural fabric is an exciting and challenging exercise.

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Siting of EV Fast Charging Stations in BC

This research helps BC Hydro, the Province and stakeholders best site their Fast Charging Stations in BC.

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Siting of EV Level 2 Stations in BC

This research helps municipality and stakeholders best site their Level 2 stations.

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Linking Renewable Energy to Electric Vehicle Charging

This research looks at what is necessary to link alternative energies such as wind, solar and smaller run-of-river to Electric Vehicle (EV) charging.


ROBObridge is a speculative response to the contested water crossing: a robotic bridge.

Visualizing Infrastructure

Visualizing infrastructure changes is difficult for the general public and often for decision makers in government.



Electric Vehicle Charging Station Awarded AIGA (Re)design Award 2013

TIPSlab has received an AIGA (Re)design Award! Check out our project here: