TIPSlab generates research for government and industry on the design of future public infrastructure and its implications. TIPS is an interdisciplinary research group with a mandate to develop innovative, socially and ecologically significant approaches to the design of transportation systems & infrastructure. Working with emerging design methodologies that integrate the latest technologies, TIPS applies architectural design thinking to the future of infrastructure.
Not only does TIPS facilitate specific design studies, it also act as a broader resource by publishing methodologies, case studies, design guidelines and representative designs online and in print, for public agencies, governments and other universities and institutions to reference.
The lab is a faculty wide initiative within 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, the School of Community and Regional Planning and the varied engineering departments.
A collaborative team engaged with current design theories and technology in architecture, landscape architecture, planning and engineering, the lab provides examples of infrastructure design which push current boundaries and speculate on future opportunities.
Further, because TIPS is based within the university, it provides a learning environment for students, preparing them to proactively engage with a rapidly evolving industry.