Once Metal Fabrication finished creating the fish for Guichon Alley students from Joinery installed them on the wooden planters.
Background In order to understand potential factors in the ecological restoration of Factor Four we have to learn more about the current ecological status of the area. The first project to collect a baseline on the ecological condition of the area looked at the soil. Soils are important for growing plants, supporting human habitation and […]
For those concerned about the loss of pollinators it’s nice to see the planters in Guichon Alley providing new resources for bees. Mason Bee homes have also been added to the AFRESH sustainable garden.
Facilities and Campus Development brightened up Smith Street with three new doors. New garage doors have been added to Building NE2 (Joinery), NE4 (Carpentry) and NE 8 (Piping). Campus Development worked with a suggestion made by students from our Interior Design program. These students were asked what would improve the look of Factor Four, and presented […]
Usually when a Metal Fabrication foundation class learns new techniques they create a few projects that wind up as scrap metal, but for the 11 students in the recent ACE IT class their projects are going to help four other departments. As part of learning the basic techniques they built frames for the Center of […]
The final design element in Guichon Alley was to add metal fish as decoration along the front of the planters. Created by Metal Fabrication, these metal fish celebrate the goal of one day seeing real salmon on our campus. Additionally, creating them from metal acknowledges the departments that surround Guichon Alley and work with […]
A moss art wall was recently created by the students in Interior Designs Graphic Presentation class to brighten up Smith Street and draw attention to Guichon Creek. This project was a wonderful partnership between the Factor Four team, the BCIT Green Team, Facilities and Campus Development and the Interior Design department. The BCIT Green Team […]
Electrical students and Facilities and Campus Development worked together to change the main lights in Guichon Alley to LED’s and add some additional decorative lighting. The lighting type is consistent with the overall campus lighting plan. This project engaged Electrical students in a Living Lab project on Campus, as they installed the decorative lighting. By switching […]
The salmon have returned to the edge of BCIT. You can spot them in the creek on the other side of Canada Way. For more information, check out this Global News story on Guichon Creek. There are reports of Salmon returning to a number of waterways. This CBC article has more information on the work […]
As part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations BCIT held a Colour Your Campus competition. The original idea for lamp post banners that celebrate the trades came from Interior Design students who collaborated on concepts in 2013. Their idea became the basis for on of the Colour Your Campus competition projects. Students, Faculty and Staff were asked […]