The TIPSlab crew is a diverse group of researchers, professors, professionals, and students. Check them out below!

Annalisa Meyboom - Director

PEng MRAIC

AnnaLisa Meyboom the Director of TIPS Lab as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA). She holds a degree in engineering from University of Waterloo and a Masters of Architecture degree from University of British Columbia. Her practice Infrastructure Studio as well as her research focuses on the design of future public transportation infrastructure and its critical and catalytic relationship to public space. Of particular interest is the impact of technology on future transportation infrastructure and its relationship to society and public space.

She has been a practicing bridge engineer since 1993 working on such projects as the Gardiner Expressway Bridges Project in Toronto, Highway 401 widening in the Toronto corridor, Region of York Subway Extension, Sea to Sky Highway bid for widening, and the South Fraser Perimeter Road. She graduated from her Masters of Architecture in 2007, has since been widely published and has lectured at Harvard University for the class Infrastructure for the 21st Century.

Her research interests involve the state of the art in integrated design of future transportation infrastructure as well as emerging technologies in mechatronic architecture. She teaches the core structural engineering courses for the School of Architecture as well as the Advanced Structures and Digital Methods seminars and Design Studios in digital technology, mechatronics and architecture.

Hannah Teicher

M.Arch. LEED-AP

Hannah Teicher researches, writes, and practices in architecture and urbanism, focusing on sustainable urban systems from progressive zoning to electric mobility. She has written for Tangential Vancouverism, Canadian Architect, Vancouver Matters, and the Almanac of Architecture and Design. As one of the founding members of the TIPS Lab, she served a critical role in creating the framework and design guidelines for public electric vehicle charging in BC. In 2013-14, she taught several history and theory courses at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, including ecological perspectives on design. She received a Master of Architecture from UBC in 2006 and as of fall 2014 is a doctoral candidate in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

Dr. Michael Goldberg

Professor and Dean Emeritus, Sauder School of Business, The University of British Columbia

His academic career spans more than four decades. From January 2005 to July 2007 he served as Chief Academic Officer of Universitas 21 Global in Singapore before which he was Associate Vice President International at the University of British Columbia and the HR Fullerton Professor of Urban Land Policy in the Sauder School of Business. Dr Goldberg was Dean of the UBC Sauder School of Business from 1991 to 1997.  His research has focused on urban land markets, urban and regional transportation, urban housing economics and policy, the globalization of real estate markets and the rise of so-called global cities.   He has been particularly interested in the interaction between transportation and urban land use and value.

Dr Goldberg has consulted to businesses and governments in Canada, the US and Asia, while serving on the boards of directors of a dozen publicly listed and private companies. He has extensive board experience in the private, public and professional service sectors. He is a widely sought after academic and public lecturer who has given more than 60 invited lectures at 50 universities and research institutes in 16 different countries, as well as numerous public and business presentations across BC, Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand and Asia

Graduate Student Researchers

GEOFF COX - SALA

Geoff is a creative thinker, designer and pseudo-futurist. He holds a BSc in Behavioural Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and is currently finishing his Master of Architecture at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA). As an active student Geoff has worked and volunteered for various organizations and groups including UBC Student Development, the UBC Wellness Program, SALA's Architecture Graduate Society (Archus), and the BC Cancer Agency. Outside of TIPS Lab Geoff also functions as a Teaching Assistant at SALA and as the British Columbia representative for the Canadian Architecture Students Association.

Geoff's research interests are broad and constantly evolving but include renewable energy infrastructures, autonomous vehicle systems, regenerative design concepts and social engagement through design. In 2013 Geoff was the recipient of the Ray Cole Architecture Scholarship for demonstrating commitment to sustainable design.

THOMAS GAUDIN - SALA

Thomas is a multi-disciplinary designer who enjoys working in the interstitial spaces between architecture, programming, and visual design. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelors of Industrial Design and is currently enrolled in his third year of the Masters of Architecture Program at the University of British Columbia. In addition to TIPS Lab, Thomas has worked as a Teaching Assistant at SALA and is currently involved with research on advanced wood processing and design.

His research interests include the effects that network technologies have on the built environment, renewable energy infrastructures, and the practical and socially beneficial implementation of computational design on the urban scale.  

CATHERINE HE - SALA

Catherine graduated from Queen’s University, in Kingston Ontario, with a Life Sciences degree and a specialization in microbiology and pathology.  Now, studying architecture at the University of British Columbia, she is adapting her experience of scientific research and the experimental method to architectural design. This adaptation has led to the creation of unusual objects and fantastical spaces that, though strange, are generated from the logics and principles of the physical world. Catherine is especially interested in the various forms of energy present in our environment and how it can be transformed and experienced productively through architecture.

CHUCK HOWARD - SAUDER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Ray Charles 'Chuck' Howard holds a BA in International Economics and Finance from Ryerson University, and is currently a PhD student at UBC's Sauder School of Business. In place of a gap year between high school and university Chuck took a gap decade. He spent that time first pursuing a career as a snowboarder (broke a lot of bones), and then managing restaurants, bars, and a nightclub (gained a lot of perspective). Chuck’s interest in behavioral economics stems from these experiences, which forced him to question why people so often exuberantly engage in present-self activities that undermine their future-self’s best interests. 

SARAH MAIA - SALA

Sara has a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Brazil, where she worked as a licensed architect prior to joining UBC. She is currently enrolled in SALA's Masters of Advanced Studies of Architecture program. Her research interests focus on the use of emerging technologies in the construction of architectural experience.

STEPHANIE MATKALUK - SALA

Stephanie graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors of Applied Interior Design from Mount Royal University in Calgary, AB. Before, during, and after her studies she has worked for small and large firms, focusing primarily on the design of meaningful interior spaces, gaining an interest in how design can best shape and contribute to positive human experiences. She is currently enrolled in her third year of the Masters of Architecture program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. Her latest studio project, the design of a Truth and Reconciliation Centre for the Aboriginal Residential School system, completed with partner Lorrie Roche, was featured at the yearly exhibition "SALA Projects” and will be on display at the AIBC in August 2014. Her interest in the potential for infrastructure to become a synergistic urban form has propelled her through many of her studies, and she continues to deploy this interest in her research work with TIPSlab.