Saskatchewan Design Week 2019


Schedule

An invitation to learn about professional design.

Events are free and open to the general public unless otherwise noted. All luncheon events have an admission charge to cover the costs of food & drink. Check individual event pages for additional information.


Friday, October 18

Film Night: City Dreamers (Saskatoon)

Four trailblazers who became accustomed to being the only woman in the room. Each has an extensive list of accomplishments in architecture, planning and landscape architecture dating back 60+ years. Through original interviews, archival material and stunning cinematography, filmmaker Joseph Hillel uncovers how each of these strong, independent thinkers has shaped the cities we live and work in.

Presented in partnership with OPEN Design Collaborative.

7 pm, Remai Modern, 102 Spadina Cres. E.
This event is free with admission to the gallery and open to the public.


Saturday, October 19

Launch Party & PechaKucha (Saskatoon)

Stop by Design Week HQ to be first to see all the entries for the Premier’s Awards of Excellence and place your vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” While you’re there have an hors d'oeuvre, a drink or two and listen to opening remarks from the Design Council of Saskatchewan. PechaKucha Saskatoon will finish off the night with several inspiring 20x20 presentations by local designers.

Presented in partnership with PechaKucha Saskatoon.

7 pm, Design Week HQ, 410 22nd St E, Saskatoon, SK.
This event is free and open to the public.


Sunday, October 20

Jane's Walk: City Centre (Saskatoon)

Led by the City of Saskatoon Downtown Planner, Brent McAdam.

2 pm. Downtown YXE.
This event is free and open to the public.


Monday, October 21

Premier’s Awards of Excellence in Design Entries Exhibit (Saskatoon)

Stop by and view all of the entries into the Premier’s Awards of Excellence in Design competition and place your vote for the “People’s Choice Award.”

3:00 - 6:00 pm, Design Week HQ, 410 22nd St E, Saskatoon, SK.
This event is free and open to the public.


Stanley Sun: Lunch & Learn
(Regina)

Stanley Sun is a Partner at Mason Studio, an interior design firm located in Toronto that finds a unique approach to combining several elements of art, objects, graphics and technology into each of their projects. He has an interest in the science of place and the effect of environmental change on human physiological response.

12 noon, Rebellion Brewing Co., 1901 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK.
Tickets $20, available on Eventbrite. Space is limited.


Hard Hat Tour (Former Egadz Building): Lunch & Learn
(Saskatoon)

Join us to tour the recently restored building.

Presented in partnership with Strata Development.

12 noon, 301 1st Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK.
Tickets $15, available on Eventbrite. Space is limited.


Designing Inclusive Play: Evening Presentation (Regina)

A discussion on the meaning of Inclusive play, its value and importance when planning outdoor play spaces, and a look at evidence-based design and programming considerations.

Presented in partnership with Park N Play.

7 pm, The Artesian, 2627 13th Ave, Regina, SK.
This event is free and open to the public.


Deirdre Harris: Evening Lecture (Saskatoon)
ROBIN SMITH MEMORIAL LECTURE

Deirdre Harris is a Senior Associate at DNCA Architects in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Deirdre is a registered architect and holds degrees in both architecture and landscape architecture and therefore has a unique perspective towards working within each field. She has practiced in both fields for over 25 years, working on a wide range of projects in Canada, California, and New Mexico.

7 pm, Le Rendez-Vous Francophone, 308 4th Ave N , Saskatoon SK.
This event is free and open to the public.


Tuesday, October 22

Premier’s Awards of Excellence in Design Entries Exhibit (Saskatoon)

Stop by and view all of the entries into the Premier’s Awards of Excellence in Design competition and place your vote for the “People’s Choice Award.”

9 am to 11:30 am, Design Week HQ, 410 22nd St E, Saskatoon, SK.
This event is free and open to the public.

Jason Thorne: Lunch & Learn (Regina)

Jason Thorne is a professional planner who leads the Planning and Economic Development Department at the City of Hamilton, Canada. Catch him talking about planning, urban design and challenges facing mid-size Canadian cities.

12 noon, Rebellion Brewing Co., 1901 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK.
Tickets $20, available on Eventbrite. Space is limited.
 

Designing Inclusive Play: Lunch & Learn (Saskatoon)

A discussion on the meaning of Inclusive play, its value and importance when planning outdoor play spaces, and a look at evidence-based design and programming considerations.

Presented in partnership with Park N Play.

12 noon, Design Week HQ, 410 22nd St E, Saskatoon, SK.
Tickets $15, available on Eventbrite. Space is limited.
 

Film Night: City Dreamers (Regina)

Four trailblazers who became accustomed to being the only woman in the room. Each has an extensive list of accomplishments in architecture, planning and landscape architecture dating back 60+ years. Through original interviews, archival material and stunning cinematography, filmmaker Joseph Hillel uncovers how each of these strong, independent thinkers has shaped the cities we live and work in.

Presented in partnership with OPEN Design Collaborative.

6:30 pm, Regina Public Library, 2311 12 Ave, Regina, SK.
This event is free and open to the public.

Stanley Sun & Graeme Zirk: Evening Lecture (Saskatoon)

Stanley Sun is a Partner at Mason Studio, an interior design firm located in Toronto that finds a unique approach to combining several elements of art, objects, graphics and technology into each of their projects. He has an interest in the science of place and the effect of environmental change on human physiological response.

Graeme Zirk is a Vancouver based Illustrator and Artist with a background in Graphic Design and nothing to lose. He grew up in the Prairies where he drew comics, performed stand-up comedy and worked human service jobs before being wooed by a career in design in the (relatively) big city. He is interested in making work that looks both flawed and refined. Feels wry and heartfelt and communicates complex ideas simply.

7 pm, Nutrien Wonderhub, 950 Spadina Cres. E., Saskatoon, SK.
This event is free and open to the public.


Wednesday, October 23 

Saskatoon Makerspace: Lunch & Learn (Saskatoon)

Saskatoon Makerspace provides creative people with access to tools & equipment and the education that is necessary to safely operate them. Join us for a tour, demonstration and a bite to eat.

Presented in Partnership with Saskatoon Makerspace.

12 noon, Saskatoon Makerspace, 209 Avenue D S, Saskatoon, SK.
Tickets $15, available on Eventbrite. Space is limited.


Pat Hanson: Evening Lecture (Saskatoon)

Pat Hanson is a founding partner of gh3, a practice based on a new paradigm that explores the overlap of architecture, landscape and sustainability. She is a registered architect who has deliberately staked out a broad practice in the belief that design encompasses the entire spectrum of the built environment.

7 pm, Design Week HQ, 410 22nd St E, Saskatoon, SK.
This event is free and open to the public.


Thursday, October 24

Deirdre Harris: Lunch & Learn (Regina)

Deirdre Harris is a Senior Associate at DNCA Architects in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Deirdre is a registered architect and holds degrees in both architecture and landscape architecture and therefore has a unique perspective towards working within each field. She has practiced in both fields for over 25 years, working on a wide range of projects in Canada, California, and New Mexico.

12 noon, Venue TBD.
Tickets $20, available on Eventbrite. Space is limited.

LED Lighting: Do I really Need 90CRI?: Lunch & Learn (Saskatoon)

As designers, we are constantly asking this question.  But what we really want to know is, how do we ensure a space is bright, vivid, and colours are rendered accurately?

Using light fixture samples and real world design materials throughout, this easy to follow presentation will demonstrate the limitations of CRI ratings as well as introduce and discuss the new IES standard for measuring colour, TM-30. 

Presented in partnership with the Illuminating Engineering Society.

12 noon, Design Week HQ, 410 22nd St E, Saskatoon, SK.
Tickets available for purchase soon.



Graeme Zirk: Evening Lecture (Regina)

Graeme Zirk is a Vancouver based Illustrator and Artist with a background in Graphic Design and nothing to lose. He grew up in the Prairies where he drew comics, performed stand-up comedy and worked human service jobs before being wooed by a career in design in the (relatively) big city. He is interested in making work that looks both flawed and refined. Feels wry and heartfelt and communicates complex ideas simply.

7 pm, Sprout Catering & Cafe, 2625 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK.
This event is free and open to the public.

Jason Thorne: Evening Lecture (Saskatoon)

Jason Thorne is a professional planner who leads the Planning and Economic Development Department at the City of Hamilton, Canada. Catch him talking about planning, urban design and challenges facing mid-size Canadian cities.

7 pm, Capitol Music Club, 244 1st Ave N, Saskatoon, SK.
This event is free and open to the public.


Friday, October 25

LED Lighting: Do I really Need 90CRI?: Lunch & Learn (Regina)

As designers, we are constantly asking this question.  But what we really want to know is, how do we ensure a space is bright, vivid, and colours are rendered accurately?

Using light fixture samples and real world design materials throughout, this easy to follow presentation will demonstrate the limitations of CRI ratings as well as introduce and discuss the new IES standard for measuring colour, TM-30. 

Presented in partnership with the Illuminating Engineering Society.

12 noon, Venue TBD.
Tickets available for purchase soon.

Sarah Gajadhar: Lunch & Learn (Saskatoon)

Sarah Gajadhar is an engineer from Saskatchewan who has spent much or her career working with world class astronomical observatories in Hawaii and Chile. Catch her chatting about the different observatories she has worked with, current projects and her journey along the way.

12 noon, Design Week HQ, 410 22nd St E, Saskatoon, SK.
Tickets, $15, available on Eventbrite. Space is limited.

Premier’s Awards of Excellence in Design Reception (Saskatoon)

Aside from handing out the awards, this is a great opportunity to get out and celebrate with Saskatchewan’s professional design community. Snacks, entertainment, cash bar.

7 pm, Design Week HQ, 410 22nd St E, Saskatoon, SK.
Tickets $50, available on Eventbrite. Public welcome.

*NOTE: All of the entries into the Premier’s Awards will be exhibited at various times during the week at the Design Week HQ. Check back to this website for dates and times.